Man to be charged with schoolgirl bus stabbing

West Midlands Police have said they have been given authority by the Crown Prosecution Service to charge Phillip Simelane, 22, with 16-year-old Christina Edkins’ murder. She was stabbed to death on a bus in Birmingham.

He will be formally charged in due course.

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Man remanded over stabbing

A 22-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a girl stabbed on a bus as she headed to school. Phillip Simelane is accused of killing 16-year-old Christina Edkins.