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Christina Edkins' Funeral

Friends and family today gathered to remember Christina Edkins, who was stabbed to death two weeks ago today. A 22-year-old man has been charged with her murder.

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Parents of Christina Edkins had bought her prom dress the week before she died

The parents of a 16-year-old schoolgirl stabbed to death on a bus during the morning rush hour in Birmingham have spoken publicly for the first time since the death of their daughter, Christina Edkins.

We'd bought Christina's prom dress the week before and recall the day she tried it on… she looked like a princess. She was our Princess. Christina was studying extremely hard for her exams and weighing-up which college to attend.

We would like to thank everyone for their kind words, flowers, teddies, balloons and candles. The support has been fantastic and shows what good, kind people there are in this world.

– JASON AND KATHLEEN EDKINS, PARENTS OF CHRISTINA

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