05/02/2013 10:05 GMT

Tia Sharp Murder: Paul Meehan Charged With Wasting Police Time

Paul Meehan, 40, has been charged with wasting police time during the investigation into the murder of missing schoolgirl Tia Sharp, Scotland Yard has said.

Meehan is the neighbour of Tia's grandmother Christine Sharp, whose boyfriend Stuart Hazell is due to stand trial for the 12-year-old's murder later this year.

Hazell, from New Addington, south London, is charged with murdering the schoolgirl between August 2 and 11 last year.

Tia's body was found at her grandmother's home in New Addington a week after she was reported missing.

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Stuart Hazell photographed in August 2012