The grandmother of missing schoolgirl Tia Sharp broke down in tears today and said she knows the 12-year-old is not staying away by choice.
As the clock ticked down to it being a week since Tia seemingly vanished without a trace.
– Christine Sharp, Tia's grandmother
My only message to Tia is that I love her. She is my life.
I don't know where she has gone. I don't know how she's gone.
She's not staying away by choice, I know this. I just don't know what else to say.
We will help the police and anybody and everybody else in every way I can, so will every member of my family.
We are going to cause them no obstruction whatsoever.
Whatever they want to do they can do it, no problem. I just want my baby back.
Today, police are planning to hand out fliers on the tram and bus routes that serve New Addington.