Christina, 16: "Bright and popular"
She had been on the bus to school in Birmingham this morning for a mere five minutes when a "black male" stabbed her to death. Early indications are the black male in question did not know her and the search for a reason for her senseless killing is likely to prove futile.
The police referred to her killing as "sporadic". Sporadic means "occurring at random intervals" so they are probably correct.
Sadly death by hanging will not be available as a sentence for anyone convicted of her murder.
Postscript: 12 March 2013
Philip Simelane, 22, is to be charged with the murder of Christina. Simeland is currently in secure accomodation after being sectioned under the Mental Health Act.