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Roses laid and balloons released at memorial unveiling

Roses are laid at the stone Credit: ITV News Central

Roses were laid and balloons released at todays memorial stone unveiling, to remember Christina Edkins.

Around one hundred people were there to see the memorial Credit: ITV News Central

Around one hundred people attended the ceremony, to remember the 16-year-old who was stabbed to death on a bus. The stone was revealed close to where she was killed on the Hagley Road.

Balloons were released to remember the schoolgirl Credit: ITV News Central

Memorial stone unveiled for Christina Edkins

The stone remembering Christina Edkins has been revealed Credit: ITV News Central

Friends, family and others from across Birmingham attended the unveiling of a memorial stone for schoolgirl Christina Edkins.

A crowd gathers to remember the schoolgirl Credit: ITV News Central

The 16-year-old was attacked and stabbed to death on the top deck of the number 9 bus, which was travelling on the Hagley Road in March.

The stone has been placed near to where the attack took place, at number 54 Hagley Road.

Memorial stone for Birmingham stab victim

Christina Edkins was stabbed on a bus in Birmingham in March Credit: West Midlands Police

A memorial stone will be unveiled in Birmingham later in memory of a teenage girl stabbed in the city.

16 year old Christina Edkins was attacked on the top deck of a number nine bus as it headed along the Hagley Road in March.

The stone is being placed just yards from where the incident happened, at 54 Hagley Road.

Philip Simelane, 23, pleaded guilty to Christina's manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

Last month he was sentenced to an indeterminate hospital order.



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