Man arrested after girl is stabbed to death on city centre bus

A 22 year old man has been arrested after a sixteen year-old girl was stabbed to death on a bus near Morrisons Supermarket on the Hagley Road in the city centre at 7.30am today.
The victim has been named as Christina Edkins, a pupil at Leasowes High School in Halesowen.
Her headteacher said: “Christina was a bright and popular student loved by all. We are deeply saddened to hear this tragic news and our thoughts and hearts go out to her family and everyone who knew her.”
Before the arrest, police said that they wished to identify a young black man, in his teens, with very dark skin, in dark clothing, with possibly a tiger motif on the back of his jacket. He had been on the bus and was seen fleeing from the area around the time of the murder.
Police were alerted to the incident at 7.37am when the bus driver reported that a passenger had been wounded.

2 responses to “Man arrested after girl is stabbed to death on city centre bus

  1. bus conductors wouldnt be the answer.what chance has a conductor have
    if someone is carrying a knife the law must be toughen up

  2. wonder what happened to the claims made by wm police a few days ago. their safer travel team was more than likely tucking into a mcdonalds breakfast while a young girl was losing her life.

    maybe if the bus companies used some of their ridiculous profits bringing back bus conductors, people could travel without fear

    http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/local-news/police-hit-birminghams-buses-battle-1718018

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