NEW houses are being built on the site where Tia Sharp was murdered – but no one will ever have to live at the same number again. Two new family council properties are being built on the site of the house at The Lindens, which was demolished last summer. But because two houses are replacing three, there will be no number 20 - a chilling reminder of the horrific crimes Stuart Hazell committed at the property in the summer of 2012. Simon Hall, Labour Fieldway councillor, said: "Myself and Carole (Bonner, the other Fieldway councillor) talked to a lot of local people and we think it was about striking that balance between never forgetting that a young girl's tragically lost her life here and carrying on with things as normal. "The houses will be in keeping with what's there now but obviously will be slightly different. We decided this was the best option. It's very difficult. "No one wanted this to become a crime-tourist attraction." The houses were torn down last August, ten months after 12-year-old Tia's body was discovered in the loft by police. Hazell was jailed for 38 years for the sickening crimes after pleading guilty a week into his trial. He had wrapped Tia's body in a sheet, covered it in bin bags and hidden it in the loft at some point on August 3. But Hazell, 37, spent the next week appearing in front of cameras appealing for Tia to come home.
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