Judge remands Hazell over Tia murder

Judge remands Hazell over Tia murder

The man accused of murdering schoolgirl Tia Sharp was remanded to custody today after appearing at court.

Stuart Hazell, 37, sounded emotional as he spoke to confirm his name and date of birth.

His voice cracked when he was asked to confirm his address, The Lindens, New Addington, south London, where Tia was found dead.

Hazell appeared from Sutton police station by video link at Camberwell Green Magistrates’ Court, south east London.

Hazell was dressed in a blue T-shirt and sat alone at a table with a policewoman standing behind him.

No plea was entered to the charge, which accuses him of murdering the youngster between August 2 and 11.

Her body was found on Friday, a week after she was reported missing and after a search was launched for her.

Hazell will appear at the Old Bailey on Wednesday, when there might be a bail application.

A further date for a preliminary hearing was recorded as November 19.

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