Bus stabbing suspect sectioned

A 22-year-old man that is in police custody on suspicion of murder has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act. 16-year-old Christina Edkins was stabbed on a bus on Hagley Road in Birmingham on Thursday morning.

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8 people need identifying on bus Christina died on

Detective Inspector Richard Baker explains that 16 people were on the bus when Christina died.

He has spoken to eight of them, he would like to speak to the other eight about what they saw and heard.

The police believe people may have heard screams on the bus but mistook that for people 'messing around'. They would like anyone who thinks they heard or saw anything to contact them on their dedicated hotline: 0800 096 0095.

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Police appeal for witnesses who saw this man yesterday

Police keen to talk to anyone who saw this man
Police keen to talk to anyone who saw this man Credit: West Midlands Police

West Midlands Police investigating the murder of 16-year-old Christina Edkins have released a CCTV image of a man in the hope it will jog the memories of people that may have seen him.

The image was taken shortly after the attack, which shows him leaving the bus.

They arrested a 22-year-old man near to the Morrisons supermarket yesterday lunchtime.

Police are keen to talk to anyone who saw him.

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Police appeal for bus passengers to come forward

Police are urgently appealing for bus passengers to come forward following the fatal stabbing of a 16-year-old on Thursday.

West Midlands Police said there were around 16 people travelling on the number 9 bus on the Hagley Road when the incident occurred at around 7.37am but only half have spoken to officers.

We know there are a number of passengers who were on the bus yesterday morning when Christina was attacked while she wassitting upstairs.

Some of these passengers were sitting downstairs on the bus and they haven't yet spoken to police. They may not even have known what happened but may have vital evidence and it is crucial they contact us as soonas possible on 101.

Yesterday's events were truly tragic and it's extremely important everyone comes forward and speaks to us.

– Detective Superintendent Richard Baker from Force CID
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