Body of Tia Sharp formally identified

Coroners have formally identified the body found last Friday in Christine Sharp's home in New Addington as that of 12-year-old Tia Sharp. The inquest into her death opened this morning.

12-year-old Tia Sharp's body was found last Friday in her grandmother's home. Credit: Metropolitan Police

Detective Sergeant Eric Sword, of the Metropolitan Police's specialist crime operations unit , told the inquest that a post-mortem examination is still being carried out by a pathologist and is due to resume later today.

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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.