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Manhunt by missing Tia Police

A manhunt was launched tonight for the partner of Tia Sharp's grandmother after police hunting for the missing 12-year-old found a body at the house where she was last seen alive.

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Police appeal for help in finding missing girl

Tia Sharp has not been seen since midday on Friday. Credit: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire

Police are becoming increasingly concerned about the welfare of a 12-year-old girl who has gone missing from her home in south east London.

Tia Sharp, who is 4ft 5in tall and wears glasses, has not been seen since she left her grandmother's home in New Addington around midday on Friday.

She told her family she was going to Croydon town centre.

Anyone who has seen Tia or knows of her whereabouts should call Merton Police on phone number 101, quoting reference 12MIS025216.

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