POLICE yesterday issued an unreserved apology to the mother of missing schoolgirl Tia Sharp, blaming "human error" for the delay in finding a body in her grandmother's house.
Human remains were not discovered until police conducted a fourth search of the home of the 12-year-old's grandmother, it emerged yesterday, a full week after Tia was reported missing.
In another dramatic twist in the case, Tia's grandmother Christine Sharp, 46, was arrested yesterday on suspicion of murder. Her partner Stuart Hazell, 37, who also lived in the property, was arrested on Friday night on suspicion of murder.
Please enable cookies in your browser to display the rest of this article.