Man arrested in Tia investigation

The partner of the grandmother of 12-year-old Tia Sharp has 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," added the spokesman.

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.