A 22-year-old man will be charged with stabbing of teenage Christina Edkins as she travelled to school on a bus last week.
The Daily Mail website in Britain said West Midlands Police would charge Phillip Simelane, from Walsall, with killing Christina Edkins, 16.
Police said he would be formally charged in due course.
It comes as Christina's parents spoke publicly for the first time today about the death of their daughter.
The Daily Mail quoted them as saying their world had been torn apart by the loss of their 'beautiful princess'.
"Her family and friends will remember her as an amazing individual with her whole life ahead of her…a life that was tragically cut short on that Thursday morning. Our lives will never be the same again," they said.
The family said Christina was studying hard for her exams, looking forward to her school prom and was 'just like most 16-year-olds'.
Christina died from a single stab wound to the chest when she was stabbed on the top deck of a Birmingham bus as she was heading to school.A few hours after the attack, police arrested a man 100 yards from where the stabbing took place.
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