Stuart Hazell remanded into custody

Stuart Hazell has been remanded in custody. A plea and case management hearing will take place at the Old Bailey on November 19.

Stuart Hazell, who 37, from New Addington, south London, is charged with murdering schoolgirl Tia Sharp between August 2 and 11.

Today he appeared at the Old Bailey via video-link from Belmarsh prison in south east London, wearing an orange T-shirt and sitting next to a prison officer. No application for bail was made.

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Tia cause of death not clear

A post-mortem of murdered schoolgirl Tia Sharp has not revealed how she died, the Metropolitan Police said. Stuart Hazell, the man accused of murdering 12-year-old Tia, has been remanded in custody until November.