Phillip Simelane has been formally charged with the murder of Christina Edkins. He is due to appear at Birmingham Crown Court this morning. The murder charge was formally put to Phillip Simelane at 9am after he was brought back into police custody from a secure mental unit.
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.