UK Embassy in Egypt: Killers of Egyptian girl will be brought to justice

18-year-old Mariam was an engineering student at Central College in Beeston. (Social media)

The UK Embassy in Egypt announced that the British authorities are committed to bringing the murderers of the Egyptian girl Mariam Mustafa Abdel Salam to justice.

Mariam died yesterday after being assaulted by 10 girls in the city of Nottingham.

"We are shocked and saddened to hear the news of the death of Mariam Mustafa in Nottingham, and share condolences with her family and friends," the British embassy spokeswoman said in a press statement.

"Nottingham police is committed to bringing those responsible to justice through a thorough investigation,” she added.

She noted that inspector Matt Healy of the Nottingham police said that intensive inquiries had already been conducted on the incident, noting that the British authorities were in close contact with the Egyptian Embassy in London.

"We share the desire to know the full facts as soon as possible, but as the investigation continues, the authorities cannot comment publicly on the details of the case, as this could harm the court's proceedings and make it difficult to ensure that justice is served.

The British embassy said that it was impossible to comment on Mariam's medical history and treatment because of privacy laws in Britain, saying that this revolting crime would not go unpunished.

The Egyptian girl, Mariam, was attacked by a gang of female thugs in the city of Nottingham, Britain, and died on Wednesday evening after suffering a hemorrhage in the brain and lungs.

The girl's mother revealed that racism and bullying were the motive, and said that the abusers of her daughter were a group of girls who assaulted any girl who does not belong to their country for no reason.

The Egyptian government sent a delegation to follow up the investigations with the British side, while the family lawyer accused the hospital of negligence in the treatment and decided to file murder and negligence cases.

Nottinghamshire Police is urging anyone who witnessed the incident at the public bus station to come forward with any information.

Mariam was an engineering student at Central College in Beeston, and had just been accepted into a London university where she was due to continue her studies.

mariam moustafa. (Supplied)

mariam moustafa. (Supplied)

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