UK girl (12) missing after going out to buy flip flops
The family of a 12-year-old girl who has been missing for almost three days told last night how she disappeared after claiming she was going out to buy some flip flops.
Tia Sharp, pictured, was last seen around midday on Friday, leaving her grandmother's house in New Addington, Surrey, to go to some shops nearby.
Her father said the family had been "in bits" with worry and had keeping a vigil ever since.
Police said the schoolgirl had never gone missing before and said her disappearance was totally out of character.
More than 200 volunteers joined the hunt around New Addington as police sealed searched parks and open ground.