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Tia Sharp death: Stuart Hazell denies murder

2013-03-08 14:46:00

Tia Sharp

A man accused of murdering 12-year-old Tia Sharp in south London has pleaded not guilty at the Old Bailey.

Stuart Hazell, 38, appeared for the court hearing via videolink from Belmarsh Prison.

Tia was reported missing on 3 August and was last seen at the house of Mr Hazell's partner Christine Sharp, Tia's grandmother, in New Addington, Croydon.

Tia Sharp

The schoolgirl's body was found at the house of her grandmother a week after she was reported missing.

Tia's mother Natalie Sharp, her stepfather David Niles and her father Steven Carter watched proceedings in court.

Mr Hazell will face a trial in May.


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