News File image: A Police firearms officer is in hospital after accidentally shooting himself in the leg

The incident happened when the officer was alone in a police building in Putney, south west London

Failure to find Tia Sharp's body was not down to an individual officer, says Met chief

The Metropolitan Police Commissioner said today the failure to find schoolgirl Tia Sharp's body more quickly was not down to an individual officer.

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Tia Sharp

Inquest opened into death of Tia Sharp

A coroner opened an inquest into the death of schoolgirl Tia Sharp today where it was confirmed her body has now been formally identified.

Carole Waugh's body was found with a single stab wound inside a car at a garage in Lime Court

Two remanded on Carole Waugh murder charge

Two men were remanded in custody today when they made their first appearance in court charged with the murder of oil executive Carole Waugh.

Missing schoolgirl Tia Sharp

Review launched into Tia Sharp's death

A serious case review has been launched into the death of 12-year-old Tia Sharp.

Missing Tia Sharp may have been smothered

Twelve-year-old's body found wrapped in a bed sheet in the loft of her grandmother's house

Tia Sharp

Tia Sharp may have been smothered before body was wrapped in black bed sheet and bin bag and hidden in loft

Tia Sharp, the 12-year-old whose body was found in her grandmother’s loft last week, may have been smothered before her body was wrapped in a black bed sheet and bin bag and hidden.

Stuart Hazell, 37, will appear before magistrates tomorrow accused of killing the 12-year-old, who went missing in New Addington, south London, more than a week ago.

Stuart Hazell charged with murdering Tia Sharp

Detectives investigating the disappearance of schoolgirl Tia Sharp have charged her grandmother's partner with murder.

Grandmother and neighbour arrested by police investigating the death of 12-year-old Tia Sharp

The grandmother of missing schoolgirl Tia Sharp has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Police had earlier sealed off an area around the house

Tia Sharp: Police hold murder suspect after fourth search reveals body

Grandmother's partner is arrested - but questions are raised over why detectives did not make crucial discovery sooner

Olympic volunteers are believed to be the key to London 2012's success

London 2012: Olympics success down to 70,000 volunteers

The 70,000 Olympic volunteers who have given their time and energy have been the key to the Games' success.

Waugh murder detectives re-arrested a second man

Police investigating the death of the oil executive Carole Waugh have re-arrested a second man on suspicion of murder.

TIA SHARP: She has not been seen since going on a shopping trip to Croydon last Friday at noon

Search for missing schoolgirl Tia Sharp runs into fifth day

Police and worried community members are continuing to search for missing schoolgirl Tia Sharp five days after she vanished without a trace.

TIA SHARP: She has not been seen since going on a shopping trip to Croydon last Friday at noon

CCTV hopes for finding missing 12-year-old girl Tia Sharp

The grandmother of missing schoolgirl Tia Sharp is pinning all her hopes on CCTV stills helping to find her.

Rebekah Brooks charged with phone hacking

Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive of News International, has been formally charged with phone hacking.

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