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The Shannon Matthews case
  • Karen Matthews the mother of missing 9-year-old Shannon Matthews holds her daughters favourite teddy bear as she makes an emotional appeal for her safe return today.
  • Police search teams near the home of nine year old Shannon Matthews who went missing from her home in Dewsbury last night.
  • Neighbour of the nine-year-old Shannon Matthews, Sophie, 3, looks out of her window which has a poster with a picture of missing Shannon on, who failed to return to her home in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire on Tuesday.
  • A person walks holding a local newspaper showing a picture of missing girl Shannon Matthews, 9, from Moorside Road, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire.
  • Yorkshire Police officers search for missing girl Shannon Matthews, 9, from Moorside Road, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire.
  • Yorkshire Police officers search for missing girl Shannon Matthews, 9, from Moorside Road, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire.
  • Karen Matthews sets off for the press conference for her missing daughter, Shannon Matthews, 9, from Moorside Road, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire.
  • Karen Matthews sets off for the press conference for her missing daughter, Shannon Matthews, 9, from Moorside Road, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire.
  • Poster for missing girl Shannon Matthews, 9, from Moorside Road, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire.
  • West Yorkshire Police handout CCTV still of missing Shannon Matthews (second left) at Dewsbury Swimming Pool shortly before she disappeared on Tuesday afternoon.
  • Police underwater search teams search a pond near the home of missing child Shannon Matthews in Dewsbury.
  • Supporters and family members of missing nine year old Shannon Matthews walk around Dewsbury tonight to try and find her.
  • File photo dated 26/02/08 of Shannon Matthew's mother Karen pictured walking with Shannon's stepfather Craig Meehan (in cap).
  • Police dog search teams search Crows Nest Park near the home of missing child Shannon Matthews in Dewsbury.
  • Residents of Dewsbury Moor tear up the missing girl posters and hold a street party to celebrate the news that Shannon Matthews was reported to be found.
  • Residents of Dewsbury Moor hold a street party to celebrate the news that Shannon Matthews was reported to be found today.
  • Police forensics officers outside the Lidgate Gardens address where Shannon Matthews was found today.
  • Karen Matthews, 32, and Craig Meehan, 22, the mother and stepfather of nine-year-old Shannon Matthews outside their home in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire.
  • Shannon Matthews' stepfather Craig Meehan talks to A Community Support Officer at his home at Dewsbury, West Yorkshire.
  • Karen Matthews (carrying pram) leaves her home in Moorside Road, Dewsbury Moor accompanied by family liaison officers
  • 39 -year-old Michael Donovan, of Lidgate Gardens, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire arrives in a police van at Dewsbury Magistrates Court where he was charged with the kidnap and false imprisonment of Shannon Matthews.
  • Karen Matthews, mother of Shannon Matthews, talks on the microphone after planting flowers in her garden with local children at Moorside Road, Dewsbury Moor, West Yorkshire.
  • Craig Meehan, stepfather of Shannon Matthews, is led out of Dewsbury Police Station in West Yorkshire, before appearing in court this morning.
  • Karen Matthews, mother of Shannon Matthews, is led from Dewsbury police station, before her court appearance in connection with the alleged abduction of her daughter.
  • A van leaves Dewsbury Magistrates Court after Karen Matthews, mother of Shannon Matthews, was remanded in custody for repeatedly concealing information about the whereabouts of her daughter.
  • Undated handout photo issued by West Yorkshire Police of a base of a bed shown as evidence by the prosecution in the kidnap and false imprisonment trial of Shannon Matthews at Leeds Crown Court.
  • File photo dated 17/03/08 of Karen Matthews, the mother of Shannon Matthews, as Shannon's grandparents have criticised a BBC drama based on the hoax kidnap of the schoolgirl.