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Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The family of murdered schoolgirl Tia Sharp have spoken of their pain and anger at her death.
Dad Steven Carter spoke at the site of a shrine to his daughter in New Addington, in Croydon, south London.
Tributes continue to stack up at the place, close to where 12-year-old Tia was found dead in the loft of her grandmother's house.
Mr Carter, 30, who is not in a relationship with Tia's mother, Natalie said: "I'm heartbroken, angry, robbed.
"Robbed of my beautiful little girl who I will never see again, hold, kiss, touch.
"I don't know what to say... I want justice for my daughter - the proper way."
Speaking of the last time he saw Tia, he said: "She jumped in my arms, she told me she loved me, we spoke about her school, what she was doing... she called me Daddy.
"I'll miss her forever," said Mr Carter.
Angie Niles, whose son David is Tia's mother's boyfriend, told how she would look after the little girl every other weekend and would treat her by taking her to the shops and buying her little gifts.
"You see stories about Madeline McCann or James Bulger and you think it must be awful what the family are feeling," she sobbed to The Sun.
"But you switch the telly off because it is not actually happening to you.
"It is just awful, I can't find the words to describe how terrible this is."