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BREAKING NEWS: Schoolgirl, 15, stabbed to death on bus during morning rush hourVictim was attacked by a friend, according to unconfirmed reports
09:30 GMT, 7 March 2013
09:47 GMT, 7 March 2013
Police have launched a murder investigation after a 'schoolgirl' was stabbed to death on a bus.
The commuter horror is believed to have happened during rush hour at 7.37am today in Birmingham.
On social networking sites, unconfirmed reports have said 'a 15-year-old schoolgirl had been stabbed by a friend'.
Rush-hour horror: Police at the scene in Hagley Road, Birmingham, where a schoolgirl was stabbed to death on a bus this morning
Investigation underway: Police surround the bus, where the girl was reportedly attacked by a friend
Tragedy: West Midlands Police said they have identified the victim's family and are in the process of breaking the sad news
West Midlands Police have not confirmed the victim's age or sex and said emergency services were dispatched immediately but nothing could be done to save the victim.
They said the victim's family has been informed of her death and the investigation is ongoing with officers still at the scene.
West Midlands Police said they have identified the victim’s family and are in the process of breaking the sad news.
Officers flooded the scene on the Hagley Road and remain at the location. The investigation is at its very early stages.
The Hagley Road, which is a main commuter route into the city, remains closed and is likely to remain closed for the rest of today.
Witnesses to the attack are asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Gathering clues: The Hagley Road, which is a main commuter route into the city, remains closed and is likely to remain so for the rest of today
In vain: Emergency services were dispatched immediately, but nothing could be done to save the victim