A 22-year-old man was arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of a "bright and popular" teenager on a bus as she travelled to school.
West Midlands Police have launched a manhunt after a 16-year-old girl was fatally stabbed on a bus in Birmingham on her way to school.
A recording of a woman calling 999 because she had forgotten her laptop password is among a number of time-wasting calls being made public.
West Midlands Police have released two sets of CCTV footage from around the time when a 75-year-old man was attacked and stabbed to death in Small Heath, Birmingham on Monday night.
Mohammed Saleem Chaudhry was stabbed three times in the back as he walked home from a mosque.
The first piece of CCTV footage, shown in the video below, shows a white male, wearing a distinctive beanie hat, running away from the scene towards Wyndcliff Road. A second CCTV video shows a seven seater people carrier type vehicle driving close to the scene.
The daughters of Mr Saleem spoke today at a police press conference.
Nazia Maqsood said: "It is extremely difficult for us to accept the brutality that was inflicted on our beloved father and grandfather who will be deeply missed."
Shazia Khan added: "I cannot see him having any enemies who would be so full of hate to do this to him. We don't understand."
Two off-duty officers dressed as zoo animals arrested a violent man yesterday, police said.
Solihull Police later tweeted a picture of their employees' costumes, saying that although they were off duty, "justice never rests."
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.
– Detective Superintendent Richard Baker from Force CID
We know there are a number of passengers who were on the bus yesterday morning when Christina was attacked while she wassitting upstairs.
Some of these passengers were sitting downstairs on the bus and they haven't yet spoken to police. They may not even have known what happened but may have vital evidence and it is crucial they contact us as soonas possible on 101.
Yesterday's events were truly tragic and it's extremely important everyone comes forward and speaks to us.
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.
Extra police officers will be patrolling public transport this morning in the wake of yesterday's tragedy to reassure commuters.
Extra police officers will be patrolling public transport this morning in the wake of yesterday’s tragedy to reassure commuters.From @WMPolice on Twitter:
Christina's friends have left flowers and messages outside the school gate.
Many say she was"a kind, caring, beautiful girl."
A 22-year-old man is still in custody today following the fatal stabbing of schoolgirl Christina Edkins on a bus in Birmingham yesterday.From @WMPolice on Twitter: