A Palestinian man has been charged with the murder of a British student in Jerusalem on Good Friday.

Hannah Bladon, 20, was stabbed multiple times as she was travelling on a light rail train near the Old City, in Israel.

Jamil Tamimi, 57, faces a charge of intentional murder over the attack on the University of Birmingham student, who had been on an exchange programme with the Rothberg International School at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem since January.

Her family said she had been taking part in an archaeological dig that morning and described her as a “talented musician” and “enthusiastic rugby player”.

The train was packed at the time of the attack as Christians marked Good Friday and Jews celebrated Passover.

Paramedics treated Ms Bladon at the scene and rushed her to hospital, but she later died.

A pregnant woman and a 50-year-old man were also injured when the tram came to a sudden stop in the aftermath of the attack.

Israeli Police Superintendent Micky Rosenfeld said the attack was carried out by an “Arab terrorist” from Rasel Amud, in east Jerusalem.