Mental health professionals are continuing to talk to a man suspected of fatally stabbing a 16-year-old girl on a bus. The man, 22, was sectioned last night under the Mental Health Act.
He's been moved to what police describe as a "secure facility" for further assessment. Christina Edkins died on Thursday as she travelled to school.
West Midland Police detectives have been given a further 12 hours to question the man in custody following the fatal stabbing of 16-year-old girl on a Birmingham bus yesterday.
A post-mortem examination revealed that 16-year-old Christina Edkins died from a single stab wound to the chest, West Midlands Police said.
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.
A 22-year-old man remains in custody over the murder of a teenage girl who was stabbed to death on a crowded bus on her way to school, police said.
Christina's friends have left flowers and messages outside the school gate.
Many say she was"a kind, caring, beautiful girl."
A man is being questioned by police over the murder of a teenage girl who was stabbed to death on a crowded bus on her way to school.
Police are investigating whether the girl was targeted in an random attack.
Christina Edkins was killed shortly after she boarded the double decker for school during yesterday's rush hour.
West Midlands Police launched a manhunt for a fellow passenger who fled the scene in the wake of her murder, involving police dogs and firearms officers.
A 22-year-old man was later arrested and detained by police following a short chase, after he was seen acting suspiciously near a Morrison's supermarket.