Mar 7 2013 By Cheryl Mullin
A SCHOOLGIRL has been stabbed to death on a bus during the morning rush hour.
The victim, a 15-year-old according to unconfirmed reports, was killed at around 7.30am today as commuters made their way to work in Birmingham.
Detectives launched a murder investigation as officers broke the news to the family of victim, who has yet to be formally identified.
The street, leading out of the city, was closed in the wake of the stabbing and is expected to stay shut for the rest of the day.
West Midlands Police said the investigation was “at its very early stages”.
A spokesman said: “At 7.37am today police received a call from a member of the public reporting that a passenger had been attacked.
“Officers and other emergency services were immediately dispatched but it was clear that nothing could be done to save the victim.
“West Midlands Police have identified the victim’s family and are in the process of breaking the sad news.”
West Midlands Ambulance Service said it was called to an emergency on board a bus in Edgbaston shortly after 7.35am.