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Unease at planned kidnap drama

A PROPOSED BBC series about the faked kidnapping of nine-year-old Shannon Matthews has been criticised by parish clergy. Shannon disappeared for 24 days in 2008 from her home in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, but the kidnapping was later discovered to have been invented by her mother in the hope of claiming a £50,000 reward. Canon Kevin Partington, Team Rector of Dewsbury, told The Guardian that the community had moved on, and a TV show would ...

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