Casefile True Crime

Case 58: Shannon Matthews

August 12, 2017
64 min

It was a school morning, and for once Shannon Matthews had something to look forward to. Her fourth-year class had their first swimming lesson that day, and she had been looking forward to it for ages. Despite the freezing room, she crawled out and sleepily climbed down the ladder to get ready.

It didn’t take Shannon long to remember the argument she’d had with her mother Karen Matthews and her stepdad Craig Meehan, the night before. They’d got into it, and Shannon had sworn at Craig…

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Researched and written by Anna Priestland

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