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Race attack trial begins for mother and grandmother of murdered Tia Sharp

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Natalie Sharp is charged with racially aggravated common assault

Natalie Sharp is charged with racially aggravated common assault

Natalie Sharp is charged with racially aggravated common assault

The mother and grandmother of murdered schoolgirl Tia Sharp are due to stand trial accused of a racially aggravated attack on a woman in a supermarket car park.

Natalie Sharp, 33, and Christine Bicknell, 49, are due to appear at Croydon Crown Court after an incident at a Lidl superstore in Wallington, south London, on April 18.

Sharp, of Canterbury Road, Morden, is charged with racially aggravated common assault.

Bicknell, of Torrington Square, Croydon, is charged with a racially aggravated public order offence.

Tia was 12 when she was murdered in New Addington, south-east London, in August 2012. Stuart Hazell was jailed for 38 years for her murder the following May.

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