Nottinghamshire Police issued a press release on March 15, 2018:

Nottinghamshire Police is aware there a number of social media posts and discussions with regard to the recent tragic death of Mariam Moustafa.

She was admitted to hospital and subsequently died after reports of an assault which happened in Parliament Street at about 8pm on Tuesday 20 February 2018.

The content of these posts and discussions suggest that the incident is motivated by hate.

A thorough investigation has been ongoing and a 17-year-old girl was arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning grievous bodily harm and was subsequently released on conditional bail. 

At this time, from our investigation, there is no information to suggest that the assault was motivated by hate but we continue to keep an open mind. 

We would also like to remind people that this is an active ongoing investigation and legal proceedings are active. As such we would urge people to be careful when posting any prejudicial comments on social media as these could place you in contempt of court.

We would like to reassure the community that we are treating this incident very seriously and we are working hard to establish the circumstances. We are also giving support to Mariam’s family at this very difficult time.

We know there were a lot of people standing at the bus stop when the assault happened and we are urging them and anyone else who has any information which could help us to please come forward.

An updated press release was released by Notts Police on March 16. A day later, and the Home Office post-mortem was inconclusive, according to a further press release. Prosecutors in Rome opened a separate investigation on March 18.

A delegation from the Egyptian parliament met with Mariam’s family at the Egyptian Embassy in London, according to state media in Egypt.

Tell MAMA continues to liaise with Nottinghamshire Police on this case.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 335 of 21 February 2018, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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