A teenager who spent weeks in a coma after being violently attacked outside a shopping centre has died.
Mariam Moustafa, 18, was attacked outside the Intu Victoria Centre, Nottingham, on February 20 at 8pm and suffered a stroke.
Mariam, who was an engineering student, was left in an induced coma following the assault that was allegedly committed by a group of women.
She died in Nottingham City Hospital last night.
A Home Office post-mortem examination is due to take place.
The police investigation is ongoing but the detectives have arrested a 17-year-old girl on suspicion of assault occasioning grievous bodily harm.
She was subsequently released on conditional bail.
Mariam had just been offered a place at university in London and was shopping in the city centre when she was attacked by what police described as “a group of women”.
She had agreed to meet her mum and sister later that evening, but she never showed up.
Her family were told about the incident and quickly made their way to the Queen’s Medical Centre where the details of the incident unfolded.
Her parents, Mohamed Moustafa and Nessrin Shehata, were upset to discover she had allegedly been punched several times before she was further verbally assaulted after getting onto a 7 bus.
Detective Chief Inspector Mat Healey, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Our thoughts are with the woman’s family who we are giving support to at this difficult time.
“Our investigation is ongoing and extensive enquiries have already been completed but we’re urging anyone with any information that could help us with our enquiries to get in touch with us as soon as possible.”