Call dedicated hotline 0800 096 0095 if you were on the no. 9 bus at the time of the incident or if you have info on the suspect's movements
At the moment there is no known link between Christina and the 22y/o man in custody. Murder weapon has not yet been traced.
Detectives exploring lots of possible motives but at the moment this appears to be a totally random attack.
Police investigating the fatal stabbing of 16-year-old Christina Edkins have confirmed they are not looking for anyone else in relation to the incident.
It follows the release of a CCTV image of the man they arrested. Police are asking people in Birmingham who saw the man yesterday morning to come forward and tell them what they saw.
Police investigating the death of a teenage girl are asking people in Birmingham to let them know if they saw this man yesterday morning.
The man, who is wearing a 'tiger' jacket, is believed to have been on the buses in the Birmingham area between 6am and 1pm.
A book of condolences is being kept at a church in Lapal for the teenage girl stabbed in Birmingham yesterday.
16 year-old Christina Edkins died on a bus in rush hour yesterday morning.
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.
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.
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.