User:Jmorgan (WMF)/Kidnapping of Shannon Matthews 1

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On 19 February 2008, Shannon Louise Matthews (born 9 September 1998), a nine-year-old girl, was reported missing in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, England. The search for her became a major missing person police operation which was compared to the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. She was found on 14 March 2008 at a house in Batley Carr, near Dewsbury. The house was the home of 39-year-old Michael Donovan, uncle of Craig Meehan – the boyfriend of the kidnapped girl's mother, Karen Matthews.


Post-kidnap pre-trial events

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Post-trial media reaction

Serious case review

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List A

1. Antu folder-camera.svg The Moorside
The Moorside is a British television drama.
2. St John's Church, Dewsbury Moor - - 377802.jpg Dewsbury Moor
Dewsbury Moor is a district of Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, England.
3. Antu folder-camera.svg Murder of Becky Watts
Rebecca Marie "Becky" Watts (3 June 1998 – 19 February 2015) was a 16-year-old student from Crown Hill in the St.

List B

1. Antu folder-camera.svg Murder of Tia Sharp
The murder of Tia Sharp was a high-profile case of child murder in the United Kingdom.
2. EU location POR.png Disappearance of Madeleine McCann
Madeleine Beth McCann (born 12 May 2003) disappeared on the evening of 3 May 2007 from her bed in a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, a resort in the Algarve region of Portugal, sparking what one newspaper called "the most heavily reported missing-person case in modern history".
3. Antu folder-camera.svg Operation Grange
Operation Grange is an investigative review by London's Metropolitan Police Service into the circumstances of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.