Mariam Moustafa Vigil Nottingham city centre flowers
A vigil took place in Nottingham city centre for Mariam

People across Nottingham have paid tribute to Mariam Moustafa and her family following her death on March 14.

Since a vigil took place for Mariam on Monday evening, by the Brian Clough statue in the Speakers’ Corner, next to Old Market Square, countless condolences have been posted online.

Mariam was attacked on February 20 whilst waiting for a bus on Lower Parliament Street, near intu Victoria Centre.

She remained in a coma for three weeks, and died on Wednesday, March 14 at Nottingham City Hospital.

Leah Lee, owner of Baking Beauty Nottingham, has been making boxes of cupcakes to sell over the weekend, with all the proceeds going to Mariam’s family.

So far, she has raised £200 for Mariam’s family, but has now closed her order books for now due to very high demand.

She said: “It’s a great tragedy what happened to Mariam and my heart aches for her family.

“Mariam’s death has touched so many hearts and I hope her family may take some comfort in the support of the community pulling together to help them at this time.”

Beauty Baking cupcakes Mariam Moustafa
Baking Beauty has raised £200 for Mariam’s family

A Facebook page was also set up by Nottingham Stand Up To Racism and Nottingham People’s Assembly for people to pay tribute to Mariam and show support for her family.

Al Edwards said: “Thoughts are with the family, good people stood up in solidarity tonight.”

Venessa Jayne said: “So sorry that you have lost such a beautiful child in such an horrific way. Now Mariam is safe away from this cruel world. Rest in peace Mariam.”

Mumtaz Haque said: “This is every parents worst nightmare. I pray for her beautiful soul to rest in peace and that you get justice for Mariam. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.”

Rhonda Morrison said: “I don’t think there are any words that could comfort Mariam’s family at the moment. I just want them to know a lot of people do care.”

Jono Porter, faculty area manager of Nottingham College, where Mariam studied engineering, said: “I remember that she used to tell me off because I could never say her name correctly and that always made me smile.

“The staff who knew Mariam knew what she was like, I know you are all proud of her.”