Police investigating the disappearance of missing 12-year-old Tia Sharp today took a German Shepherd dog into the house where it is believed she was last seen.
The police dog was taken into the terraced property at the Lindens, New Addington, south-east London, by a dog handler shortly after the family were given an inquiry update by Detective Chief Inspector Nick Scola.
The officer emerged from the house, where the schoolgirl's grandmother Christine Sharp, 46, lives with her partner Stuart Hazell, 37, and told reporters: "This morning I have been in to see the family and update them with details of the investigation.
"Of those details there is nothing I can share with you at the moment."
However, the officer did say an update would be provided later.
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