Egypt's prosecutor-general orders investigation into assault on 18-year-old Egyptian student in London

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Saturday 3 Mar 2018

intu Victoria Centre
intu Victoria Centre

Egypt's prosecutor-general Nabil Sadek ordered on Saturday the opening of a judicial investigation into an attack in the UK on 18-year-old Egyptian student Mariam Abdel-Salam, who fell into a coma after being assaulted on 20 February.

Abdel-Salam, who lives with her family in Nottingham and is a Central College engineering student in Beeston, was punched repeatedly and verbally assaulted by a group of women in a crowded area near the intu Victoria Centre mall in London, according to a report by local newspaper Nottingham Post.

Sadek has tasked the international cooperation department with preparing a request to be sent to British authorities for a report on the investigation by UK police, medical reports, and any other procedures that have been taken regarding the incident.

On Friday, Egyptian ministry of Foreign affairs said in a statement that it is closely following up on the incident, through both The Egyptian consulate and embassy in London.

City police said that Abdel-Salam has recovered from the coma but is still in intensive care at Queen's medical centre, according to the Nottingham Post.

The Nottingham Post said on Friday that a 17-year-old female suspect was arrested in connection with the attack.

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