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Madeleine McCann: Shannon Matthews, Karen Matthews And Britain’s ‘Sickest’ Man

by | 6th, March 2008

karen-matthews.jpg MADDYWATCH Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann and Shannon Matthews

DAILY MIRROR front page: “I KNOW WHO’S GOT SHANNON”

This “I” can reach the police on a special hotline, number 999. A team of trained operatives are there to take your call…

“Clairvoyant dramatic claim to missing schoolgirl’s mum”

Missing Shannon Matthews’ mum Karen has dramatically been told by a psychic: “I know who snatched your daughter.”

He said the schoolgirl, nine, was abducted by a man both she and Karen knew vaguely – but was alive. A relative of distraught Karen, 32, revealed last night: “What he said got to her as he knew a lot of personal information.”

Three clairvoyants looked for Madeleine. And a psychic barber

MY GIRL IS ALIVE: “THE HUNT FOR SHANNON Father clings to belief she will be found”

Hunt. Like the “Hunt for Madeleine”.

“The distraught dad of missing Shannon Matthews yesterday spoke about his “beautiful angel” – and said he is convinced she is still alive.

Says Leon Rose: “I’m living a nightmare and keep pinching myself to try and wake up. I still keep hoping she’ll come walking through the door.

“I have never felt such pain before but I’m determined to find her. I need to stay strong for her sake and to keep my head straight.”

We are w atching the parents . It is as if the grim case of Madeleine McCann has set new standards in tabloid reporting.

In “DADDY’S SNAPS”, readers see pictures of Shannon Matthews. In one she is holding her hands over her face. Do you recognise her? The pictures reflect normality but there is nothing normal about a missing child.

Last pictures are not always the full picture

The voice of Shannon Matthews’ father trembles with emotion as he talks about these last pictures he has of his missing daughter. Leon Rose told the Mirror yesterday: “It’s the only thing that makes me happy, seeing these pictures again.” There are snaps from their “last big family day out” a Thomas the Tank Engine day at a park with a light railway last summer. Leon said: “They make me smile because it was the best day I can remember.”

Leon says he was “horrified” when he called into a corner shop to put a poster of Shannon in the window and was asked to pay £1. The paper says he calls the shop worker the sickest man in Britain “.

Isn’t the sickest man the one who might have taken his daughter? If that is, she has been taken by anyone?

But the Mirror is on it. The Mirror will see that right is done.

Yesterday a worker at the Lifestyle Express, Mohammed Hussain, 58, insisted he was not the owner and had not been working that day. He said: “I am sorry. It is a misunderstanding. I did not know about this missing girl. We charge everyone £1 a week but I would not charge the dad of a missing girl.” When the Mirror pointed out the local paper directly in front of him with Shannon’s picture on the front he added: “I don’t read English. He came to the door and asked to put a poster up but we didn’t realise who he was. “If he wants to bring one I would put one up free. Of course I would.”

The Daily Mirror: champion of missing children posters

DAILY MAIL : “1,400 The number of sex offenders living within 20 miles of Shannon’s home”

Or within 25 miles of her home, as

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