Shannon Matthews found alive.

#1
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Shannon Matthews, the schoolgirl who disappeared more than three weeks ago, was found alive today in a flat about a mile from her home in West Yorkshire.

Police found Shannon "concealed in the base of a divan bed" after they broke into the flat in Batley Carr, an area of Dewsbury, at about 12.30pm.

A 39-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of abduction and is currently in custody, a West Yorkshire police statement said. Guardian.co.uk understands that the man is a member of Shannon's extended family.

The discovery of Shannon, who disappeared on her way home from a school swimming trip in Dewsbury on February 19, followed increasing fears for her safety by both police and Shannon's family.

It is extremely rare for abducted children to be recovered alive if they are not found very soon after they are snatched.

Shannon was found after police broke into the flat in Lidgate Gardens, a neighbour who witnessed the operation told the Press Association.

One neighbour, 37-year-old Mandy Dixon, said she saw Shannon being brought out of the flat by a plain clothes officer.

"A neighbour shouted out 'Is it Shannon?' and they said 'Yes, it is'. I then said 'Has Shannon been found?' and they said 'Yes'," she told PA.

"I couldn't see Shannon's face - she was covered up. She was clinging to the officer for dear life."

Dixon said she then saw the suspect "dragged" out of the flat and into a waiting police car. "He wasn't walking, he was just limp," she said. "There were two men on either side of him. They were dragging him."

Another neighbour in Lidgate Gardens, Christopher Heaps, told Sky News the alert was raised by a woman living in the flat below where Shannon was found.

"She said she heard a child's footsteps above and she knew that he hadn't got any children, I think she called the police and they took it from there," he said.

Shannon's mother, Karen Matthews, and her partner, Craig Meehan, were driven from their home by police just over an hour after the police raid. It was believed the pair were taken to see Shannon at a local police station.

A family friend, Peter Brown, emerged from the Matthews family home to say he had spoken to Shannon's mother, who had been told by a police liaison officer her daughter was safe.

"She's shocked, happy, overwhelmed," he told Sky News. "It's the best news we could ever hope for."

Shannon's father, Leon Rose, said he was "overwhelmed " to hear the news of his daughter's discovery. "I wasn't going to give up until she was found," he told Sky News.

Earlier this week, Shannon's mother said she believed her daughter was snatched by someone close to the family. Asked if she thought someone she knew was responsible, she told the BBC: "It seems that way because there's no trace of her at all. There's no trace of her swimming costume, her towel or anything."

The search for Shannon has been the biggest inquiry the West Yorkshire force has undertaken since the hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper serial killer in the 1970s.

As well as 300 local officers, the hunt included more than half of the UK's specialist body search dogs. Among addresses searched by the dogs were those of registered sex offenders living in the local area.
 
#5
Good to hear a happy(ish) ending for a change to this incident , just hoped it is'nt going to affect the kid too much in later life.
 
#6
I wonder what might happen to the Kiddie Fiddling piece of Dog Shit who snatched the kid?
 
#8
Hmm!, Channel 4 news just said she,s been taken into care now and not being allowed home.

Sounds a bit Iffy there I,d say.
 
#10
Highflight said:
Mother is 32 and already has 7 kids! Keep paying those taxes guys. We need to support people like this.
But only 5 fathers so she must have been faithful some of the time (well, two or three times, anyway) .
Seriously, great news the little kiddie's been found. This is every parents (and grandparents) nightmare.
 
#11
exbleep said:
Highflight said:
Mother is 32 and already has 7 kids! Keep paying those taxes guys. We need to support people like this.
But only 5 fathers so she must have been faithful some of the time (well, two or three times, anyway) .
Seriously, great news the little kiddie's been found. This is every parents (and grandparents) nightmare.
Waynetta Slobs got fcuk all on her, nice role model for her kids, any guesses how their going to grow up. :roll:
 
#13
eveyoz said:
Good news, lets hope he gets a shoeing.
Seconded. Not the kid's fault her mum's a slag. :evil:

Good drills by those who found her.
 
#15
Is was obvious that the gene pool was not that wide from very early on and those from the estate were either first or second cousins to this 9 year old.

Mum has SEVEN kids to SIX dads and it seems that the man who was holding her UNDER the bed was the present incimbant father's relative!

As I said Inbred!

Thankfully she seems unhurt and is now "In Care", lets hope it's not with Social services, as thier track record of Child Safety is not good!

Did you see the "Street Party" all those Chav's were having as reported on the news? There is something very wrong about all of this!
 
#16
CharlieBubbles said:
Did you see the "Street Party" all those Chav's were having as reported on the news? There is something very wrong about all of this!

But a good time to have a range practice with an Apache and a full drum of 30mm.
 
#17
The-Lord-Flasheart said:
CharlieBubbles said:
Did you see the "Street Party" all those Chav's were having as reported on the news? There is something very wrong about all of this!

But a good time to have a range practice with an Apache and a full drum of 30mm.
Hey Flash, lets say "You would be doing human kind a real favour"!

Why stop with a 30mm, why not the 50 TANK mounted! Then forward 'Line Abreast'
 
#18
raggedy said:
Hmm!, Channel 4 news just said she,s been taken into care now and not being allowed home.

Sounds a bit Iffy there I,d say.
Standard procedure.

Poor kid :x

No wonder the nonce was dragged out of his house, deep down in his skull fcuked little brain he must KNOW what he's in for.

Think about it, even some of the most mental twisted and violent of convicted crims that get sent down to where he's going to end up have sprogs of their own or are related to some.
 
#19
CharlieBubbles said:
Is was obvious that the gene pool was not that wide from very early on and those from the estate were either first or second cousins to this 9 year old.

Mum has SEVEN kids to SIX dads and it seems that the man who was holding her UNDER the bed was the present incimbant father's relative!

As I said Inbred!

Thankfully she seems unhurt and is now "In Care", lets hope it's not with Social services, as thier track record of Child Safety is not good!

Did you see the "Street Party" all those Chav's were having as reported on the news? There is something very wrong about all of this!
So the poor wretch is the child of some slag. When we say she has been "found", does this mean she was trying to escape.

"For you, zer is only ze cooler"
 
#20
In-Limbo said:
raggedy said:
Hmm!, Channel 4 news just said she,s been taken into care now and not being allowed home.

Sounds a bit Iffy there I,d say.
Standard procedure.

Poor kid :x

No wonder the nonce was dragged out of his house, deep down in his skull fcuked little brain he must KNOW what he's in for.

Think about it, even some of the most mental twisted and violent of convicted crims that get sent down to where he's going to end up have sprogs of their own or are related to some.
No he wont be harmed, he will go on rule 43 where he is with other nonces, the general prison population cant touch him, and the other nonces probably wont either.

Then because there are no kiddies in nick for him to fiddle with and he will probably be shoiting hisself in case the other nonces do do a bit of prison napalm on him (a large jug of boiling water full of sugar... sticks like napalm) he will be a good little boy and be relased for good behaviour in about 4 or 5 years

British Justice... makes you proud to be British!!
 

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