Mourners pay last respects to Tia Sharp

Tia Sharp. Credit: PA

Mourners dressed in black and pink lined the streets to pay their respects to schoolgirl Tia Sharp, who was found dead in her grandmother's home last month.

A procession featuring a horse-drawn carriage, a pink stretched Hummer and a truck covered in floral tributes made its way into North East Surrey Crematorium, in Morden, followed by cars containing relatives.

The carriage, travelling behind a hearse filled with flowers, some spelling out "Tia", carried a pink and white coffin, while the truck displayed a mock-up of a BlackBerry mobile phone with a photo of the 12-year-old's face in place of the screen.