Police apologise for Tia blunders after body found at grandmother's house
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.
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.
A policeman adds a tribute to a memorial to 12-year-old Tia Sharp near her grandmother's house in New Addington, Croydon, south London Photograph: PA
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by Judith Duffy
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.
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