Christina Edkins' inquest due to begin today

Christina Edkins was described by her family as their 'princess'

An inquest is due to open today into the death of 16-year-old Christina Edkins, who was killed on her way to school in Birmingham a week ago.

She was stabbed on a bus in the City Centre during rush hour near Five Ways.

Twenty-two-year-old Phillip Simelane, from Walsall, is being held in a secure unit on suspicion of murder, and is due to be charged.

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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.