Tia’s coun­cil to carry out abuse probe

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A COUN­CIL will con­duct a se­ri­ous case re­view fol­low­ing the death of Tia Sharp.

Mer­ton Coun­cil in south Lon­don will carry out the re­view, done af­ter the death of a child where abuse or ne­glect is known or sus­pected.

Tia was re­ported miss­ing on Au­gust 3, hav­ing last been seen at the home of her grand­mother Chris­tine Sharp, 46, in New Ad­ding­ton, Croy­don.

On Fri­day a body was found at the home. Stu­art Hazell, 37, was charged with Tia’s murder and was re­manded in cus­tody af­ter ap­pear­ing be­fore mag­is­trates via video link from Sut­ton po­lice sta­tion on Mon­day.

No plea was en­tered to the charge, and he is due to ap­pear at the Old Bai­ley to­day, with a fur­ther date for a pre­lim­i­nary hear­ing on Novem­ber 19.

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