Grandmother of missing Tia in tears

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.

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.

– Christine Sharp, Tia's grandmother

Today, police are planning to hand out fliers on the tram and bus routes that serve New Addington.


Missing 12 year old girl

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of missing Tia Sharp, who is 12.