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Stuart Hazell arrested

Stuart Hazell has been arrested following the disappearance of 12-year-old Tia Sharp.

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Leader of Croydon Council urges public to 'remain calm'

Leader of Croydon Council Mike Fisher thanked everyone who had helped in the week long search for Tia.

Our thoughts and sympathy are with Tia's family and friends at this incredibly difficult time.

The last week has been extremely traumatic for everyone involved and the outcome of events is a deep tragedy for all of us.

I do however want to say a personal thank you to everyone from the community who rallied round to help in the search.

Their efforts and compassion are to be commended and I would now urge people to remain calm as the priority has to be for the police to be allowed to continue their investigations.

– Leader of Croydon Council Mike Fisher

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