Tia Sharp death: No action against grandmother Christine Sharp

Christine Sharp
Image caption Tia's body was found in Christine Sharp's home

No further action will be taken against the grandmother of 12-year-old Tia Sharp over the schoolgirl's death, the Metropolitan Police has said.

Christine Sharp, 46, was arrested on suspicion of murder after Tia's body was found in her house in New Addington, Croydon, in August.

Tia's body was found a week after she was reported missing on 3 August.

Mrs Sharp's partner, 37-year-old Stuart Hazell, has been charged with the girl's murder.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said the decision not to pursue any action against Mrs Sharp was taken on 4 December.

A 39-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender remains on bail until mid-December.

Hundreds of people from the local community joined in the search for the schoolgirl.

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