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Shannon case review to stay private

It's emerged that the full facts over how social services and other agencies dealt with Shannon Matthews' family in the years leading up to her abduction will never be made public - to protect Shannon and her siblings.

It's claimed that publishing the precise details of a serious case review into Shannon's kidnapping by her mother and uncle, would put the youngsters' welfare at risk. Lisa Adlam reports.

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'They Should Be Here Not Me'

Karen Matthews is due to be released from jail after serving half of her sentence Credit: Calendar

The 36 year old was sentenced to 8 years for false imprisonment and perverting the course of justice.

Shannon Matthews was reported missing for more than a month but police found her hidden and drugged under a bed at a house in Dewsbury Moor Credit: Calendar

A former neighbour of Karen Matthews, jailed for faking her own daughter's disappearance has told a national newspaper that Karen insists there were several others involved in the plot, but she is too scared to reveal the truth. She said she wants to take a lie detector test to prove it.