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A teenage schoolgirl has been stabbed on a bus this morning.

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Sparklingbrook Thu 07-Mar-13 10:39:55

Here. She didn't survive. I am just so shocked. How can you be killed on the way to school? sad

MariscallRoad Fri 08-Mar-13 23:14:37

Theas18 I am awfully sorry to hear the case. Metal detectors have been installed in some bus stops to crack down on knife crime in Middlands and elsewhere People feel this is responsible thing to do.

WithASpider Fri 08-Mar-13 23:07:20

She went to my old high school. The community here is in shock, flowers are being laid outside school. The man they arrested is not the same man she tweeted about.

Man they arrested has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act.

MariscallRoad Fri 08-Mar-13 23:03:37

IFrogman 'm finding it hard to make a sensible reply to such an immature comment: so I won’t.

You did reply to me however with your post!

I would say to you it is irresponsible to underrate the safety issue in public transport because we have tragedies! Very very sad the girl is gone!

There is a huge campaign on safer public transport in London. It needs money but there are cuts to blame.

Theas18 Fri 08-Mar-13 23:00:44

This is an awful thing to happen to a lovely young lady, it also brings the number of ( slightly distant) acquaintances that have died due to knife crime to 2 for my 17yr old Ds.

I'm sure you don't remember but my ds was grabbed by the neck by a random stranger and strangled until a bystander pulled him off (ds was then 16 iirc and a tall rugby playing lad on a bus a 6.30 in the evening causing no trouble). There was no cctv on the bus so nothing could happen...

I don't know what the answer is.sure as eggs is eggs it isn't to stop our teens travelling by bus. More would die on the roads instead, especially if they all took to driving or motor scooters instead.

I suspect ds attack and the death of this young lady were random mental health related attacks. The lad ds was at primary with may have been an accidental gang victim.

I dint think it's a big city bad rural areas good thing either.....

scaevola Fri 08-Mar-13 22:52:30

BBC website says that the detained man has now been sectioned, and that he was not previously known to MH system.

MariscallRoad Fri 08-Mar-13 22:44:00

VictorTango, In SE London areas where I live there are routes that have many incidents of violence, and we see often 2 police in rush hour on them and at some bus stops too. Police is always on platforms and trains in my neighbourhood during rush. Drivers have been attacked so in London their seat is protected by a plastic screen.

tiredemma Fri 08-Mar-13 20:03:53


chocolatespiders Fri 08-Mar-13 19:55:08

The man arrested is being held in a secure mental health unit.
Following assessment from mental health experts. So horrible and sad.

Katryn Thu 07-Mar-13 23:58:46

I saw this on the news and cried about it, just so awful. My DH immediately said our DS was not to go on the public bus to the school bus, not that he does that much anyway.

tiredemma Thu 07-Mar-13 20:10:28

Hillbilly. Going by your logic no one would ever leave the house.

everlong Thu 07-Mar-13 19:41:00

This is horrific. She will have been terrified. How her parents will cope with this I don't know.

creighton Thu 07-Mar-13 19:32:40

you can't legislate for meeting the 'wrong person' in public. hasn't a woman in london recently been found guilty of stabbing to death another woman? the killer had killed before and is clearly mentally ill.

Sparklingbrook Thu 07-Mar-13 18:56:54

That's very true Pictures.

Picturesinthefirelight Thu 07-Mar-13 18:52:12

Birmingham schoolchildren often don't have any choice other than to go to school in the train or bus. There is a grammar school system and also boys and girls schools. You can't just send your child to the local school as that school may not be available to you

The area where it happened is not a rough area. It is a very very tragic occurrence but we can't wrap children in cotton wool. It could just as easily have happened to a mum with her children.

I used to travel daily to Bingham and despite having a car went on the train. It's just what you did.

cherrycherry41 Thu 07-Mar-13 18:42:30

I used to get the same bus frequently when i was a teenager. Scary stuff confused

expatinscotland Thu 07-Mar-13 18:41:31

This is so awful! What a fucked up world this is.

Sparklingbrook Thu 07-Mar-13 18:29:21

Well she sent a tweet from the bus a month ago saying a man was acting strangely, and assuming she gets the same bus to school each day it's possible he was that man.

MrsDeVere Thu 07-Mar-13 18:27:44

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

scaevola Thu 07-Mar-13 18:26:38

The police haven't really said if it is a random attack (the spokesman described it as 'sporadic' but I think he may have misspoken), and are saying they have not yet established a motive. Nor have they confirmed either way if the attacker knew the poor girl.

creighton Thu 07-Mar-13 18:18:29

it was a random attack? i assumed that it would have been someone she knew

Sparklingbrook Thu 07-Mar-13 17:38:36

It is in the Daily Fail that she tweeted a while ago about someone being weird on the bus. sad

BackforGood Thu 07-Mar-13 17:36:43

HillBilly What a ridiculous thing to say hmm

JillJ72 Thu 07-Mar-13 17:29:14

Absolutely shocking, terrible. Feel so much for her parents. I hope they get the person that did this and justice is delivered. Terrible.

Sparklingbrook Thu 07-Mar-13 17:03:43

The pictures are coming out already. A beautiful teenage girl.

CogitoErgoSometimes Thu 07-Mar-13 16:03:03

It's particularly shocking as they are saying she had no known connection to her alleged attacker. If this was a completely random act of a stranger it makes it even more disturbing and upsetting than it already is. Poor kid.

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