CCTV hopes for finding missing Tia Sharp

CCTV image of Tia Sharp from the day before she disappeared Credit: Metropolitan Police

The grandmother of missing schoolgirl Tia Sharp is pinning all her hopes on this CCTV image helping to find her.

The 12-year-old has not been seen since leaving grandmother Christine Sharp's home in New Addington, south east London, at around midday on Friday.

Today, speaking from her terrace house, Mrs Sharp said she hoped an image of Tia taken outside the nearby Co-op on Thursday would bring forward new information.

"We're hoping the pictures will jog someone's memory, yes," she said when asked to discuss the disappearance.

She thanked the community for supporting the family but declined to talk at any length.

A man inside the house, who didn't give his name, said the family didn't want to talk and were going through a terrible time.

Outside the house a solitary candle burned in a glass holder.

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