Six teenagers summoned by UK court over death of Egyptian student Mariam Moustafa

Menna Alaa El-Din, Monday 27 Aug 2018

Mariam Moustafa
File Photo: 18-year-old Mariam Moustafa (Photo: Al-Ahram)

Six teenagers have been summoned to appear before a British court in September in connection with the death of an Egyptian teenager in the UK in March, according to a Sunday statement by Nottinghamshire Police.

Mariam Moustafa, an 18-year-old college student of Egyptian origins, was attacked by a group of girls on 20 February outside Nottingham's Intu Victoria Shopping Centre.

She died three weeks later in hospital from a stroke, police said.

The police said three 17-year-old girls, two 15-year-old girls, and a 19-year-old woman have been summoned to appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on 27 September, on charges of affray.

"We’d like to remind people that nothing should be published by anyone which could likely lead to any juvenile (aged under 18) who is involved in these court proceedings being identified, whether as a defendant or witness," the statement reads.

In July, a British police delegation visited Egypt to present the latest findings in the investigation into the killing of the young teenager.

The incident resulted in tensions between the victim's family and the British authorities after accusations of medical negligence in relation to the care given to the student following the incident, and questions around the police investigation into the case. 

The Egyptian government also said that the medical treatment provided to Moustafa immediately after the attack raised questions.

The British embassy in Cairo and the UK authorities have repeatedly promised a fair investigation into the case.


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