Teenage Schoolgirl Stabbed To Death On Bus

A 16-year-old girl stabbed to death on a bus as she made her way to school has been named as Christina Edkins.
Christina was travelling to school on a packed double-decker bus during rush hour in Birmingham when she was killed in what police described as a "short sporadic" attack.
Passengers, paramedics and police officers were called just after 7.30am and tried to save the girl's life but nothing could be done and she died at the scene.
Armed police were sent to patrol in the city as police hunted for what they described as an "extremely dangerous" suspect who they suspected could have been armed.
Officers arrested a 22-year-old after a short chase near a Morrison's supermarket in the city.
Christina was a pupil at Leasowes High School in Halesowen.
The headteacher at Christina's school, Neil Shaw said: "Christina was a bright and popular student much loved by staff and students alike. We are deeply saddened to hear this tragic news and our thoughts and hearts go out to her family and everyone who knew her.
"The school is working closely with the police and a team of counsellors to provide support to our pupils and staff."
Police officers are working to identify CCTV systems around the Hagley Road area where the incident happened which may have caught the attack on camera.
Detective Superintendent Richard Baker from Force CID said: ""This is a tragic case and the victim's family are devastated.
 "We are still anxious to hear from anyone with information or who may have witnessed the incident this morning to speak to us via the dedicated hotline 0800 096 0095.
"There will be a high police presence across the city this afternoon following this morning's tragedy particularly on buses and in schools in the area to provide reassurance to local people."
National Express West Midlands said the vehicle was heading out of the city when the stabbing happened.
A spokesman said: "We can confirm that a tragic incident occurred on a number 9 service this morning.
"Our thoughts and condolences are with the friends and family of the person involved and we will offer all possible support to the police in their investigation of this matter."
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said they had been called to the scene shortly after 7.35am.

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