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Boyfriend of missing Tia Sharp's grandmother interviewed

Police have seized 800 hours of CCTV footage and are searching bins outside of her grandmother’s home.

Stuart Hazell,37, the partner of Christine Sharp, grandmother of missing Tia Sharp
Stuart Hazell,37, the partner of Christine Sharp, grandmother of missing Tia Sharp
Image: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/Press Association Images

POLICE SEARCHING FOR missing child Tia Sharp have interviewed her grandmother Christine Sharp’s boyfriend.

Sky News reports that Stuart Hazell (37), who is believed to have been the last person to have seen the schoolgirl, was interviewed yesterday.

He was not arrested and the Metropolitan Police say that investigation is still a missing persons inquiry with no suspects.

Tia was last seen on Friday near her grandmother’s home at the Lindens, New Addington, south east London.

Bins outside the 12-year-old’s grandmother’s house are being searched as the hunt for her continues.

According to the Evening Standard, sniffer dogs were brought to the home by police.

Yesterday, police held a press conference where they said that more than 800 hours of CCTV had been seized, with 120 hours viewed as part of the search.


Olympic resources have been redirected for the search, with 80 police officers working on the case, including 40 detectives.

A witness had come forward and told police she saw Tia at around midday on Friday 3 August near her grandmother’s house.

Read: Search continues for missing London girl Tia Sharp>

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