Friday, August 10, 2012

Tia Sharp: Police To Step Up Search For Missing Tia

It is now one week since the disappearance of 12-year-old Tia Sharp and police are expected to step up their questioning of the public in an attempt to jog memories.

Her grandmother's house in New Addington, Croydon, has remained the focus of the investigation, as it was the last place she was seen, on Friday, August 3.

On Thursday evening, detectives removed a holdall from one of the rooms in the terraced house, believed to contain quilts and bedding.

They were later transferred into evidence bags and taken away for examination.

Stuart Hazell, the boyfriend of Tia's grandmother Christine Sharp, is believed to have been the last person to see the girl and detectives are treating him as a key witness in the inquiry.

He has told them Tia left the house at midday, last Friday, to go shopping in Croydon with money he had given her.

It is thought she would have walked to a nearby bus stop and police are expected to again talk to people who regularly use it.

Former Metropolitan Police detective Julian Worker said the investigating officers will want to revisit anywhere Tia may have gone, in an attempt to find people who would have seen her.

He told Sky News there could be someone who may not realise they possibly hold the key to finding the schoolgirl. Read More