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Christina Edkins Stabbing: Phillip Simelane, 22, To Be Charged With Schoolgirl's Murder

12/03/2013 13:35 GMT | Updated 12/03/2013 13:47 GMT

A man is to be charged with the murder of a 16-year-old girl who was stabbed on a bus on her way to school.

West Midlands Police said they have been given authority by the Crown Prosecution Service to charge 22-year-old Phillip Simelane with killing Christina Edkins.

Meanwhile, the force also issued a statement in which Christina's parents said their world had been torn apart by the loss of their "beautiful princess".