An inquest has today been opened and adjourned into the death of a teenage girl who was stabbed on a bus in Birmingham as she travelled to school.
Christina Edkins, 16, was pronounced dead at the scene of the stabbing on the top deck of a bus in Edgbaston last Thursday.
Her father confirmed Christina’s name, date of birth, address and funeral arrangements at Birmingham’s Coroner’s Court.
West Midlands Police have been authorised to charge 22-year-old Phillip Simelane with the murder of Christina, who was travelling to Leasowes High School in Halesowen at the time. Simelane, from Walsall, is being held under the Mental Health Act in a secure unit and has yet to be formally charged.
PM David Cameron expressed his condolences to Christina’s family earlier in the week.