Stuart Hazell arrested after unidentifed body found in missing schoolgirl Tia Sharp’s grandmother’s house

21:12 10 August 2012

Police hunting the partner of the grandmother of 12-year-old Tia Sharp said tonight that he had been arrested on suspicion of murder.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said that Stuart Hazell, 37, was arrested in a public place at 8.25pm in the south London borough of Merton after he was identified by a member of the public.

“He is currently in custody at a South London police station,” he added.

Earlier tonight a manhunt was launched after police hunting for Tia found a body at the house where she was last seen alive in New Addington, near Croydon, south London.

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