Man Charged With Wasting Police Time

Detectives investigating the murder of Tia Sharp have charged a man with wasting police time.

40 year old Paul Meehan 40 of Croydon appears on bail at Croydon Magistrates' Court on 28 February charged with wasting police time.

Meehan is the second man charged in connection with this investigation.

37 year old Stuart Edward Hazell of The Lindens, New Addington, appears in custody for trial at the Old Bailey on 6 May charged with the murder of 12-year-old Tia Sharp.

A 46-year-old woman previously arrested on suspicion of murder has been released with no further action on 4 December 2012.