West Midlands Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised police to charge a 22-year-old man with the murder of Christina Edkins, who was stabbed to death last Thursday (March 7), on a rush hour bus to school.
I have advised officers from West Midlands Police that there is sufficient evidence and that it is in the public interest to charge Phillip Simelane, aged 22, with the murder of Christina Edkins on a bus on Hagley Road, Birmingham.
The decision was taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors.
He will be charged with a serious criminal offence and has the right to a fair trial.
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