Police were searching bins outside Tia Sharp's grandmother's house today as the hunt for the missing schoolgirl continues.
The 12-year-old, who has never run away before, vanished without a trace on Friday afternoon after telling relatives she was going shopping at the Whitgift Centre in Croydon.
She is thought to have been last seen at the house where her grandmother Christine Sharp, 46, lives with partner Stuart Hazell, 37, at The Lindens in New Addington, south-east London.
Police have launched a murder inquiry after a body was found at the home of Tia Sharp’s grandmother.
The worried family of Tia Sharp have renewed their pleas for her to return home as the search for the missing schoolgirl reaches one-week.
Police from the force that investigated the kidnapping of Shannon Matthews are now involved in the search for missing schoolgirl Tia Sharp