A mother who died six weeks after she was attacked at a Birmingham bus stop may have been assaulted because she told off a group of 'hoodies' for jumping a bus queue, police said yesterday.
Tracey Cullum, aged 30, was floored by a single punch as she waited for a bus with her 12-year-old son, Ashley, in the city centre six weeks ago.
She unexpectedly died on Friday of a blood clot to the heart. Police believe her death is linked to the earlier attack and have now launched a hunt for the gang of four to five youths.
Detective Chief Inspector Jan Thomas- West, from Steelhouse Lane police station, said: "The incident may have surrounded issues about getting on to the bus. This makes it even more tragic.
"Whoever did this clearly didn ' t anticipate the consequences.
"From our inquiries only one person was involved in the assault. We would appeal to the good nature of the other people to come forward."
Ms Cullum's grief-stricken partner Mark Holliday, a 37-year-old engineer, had lived with her in Selly Oak for the past five years.