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Shannon Matthews: Ripper Yarn And Not In McCanns’ Class

by | 12th, March 2008

shannon.jpg SHANNON Watch: Anorak’s look at Shannon Matthews in the media

DAILY MIRROR : “Hunt for Shannon Matthews is the biggest since the Yorkshire Ripper”

Is it?

The search is the biggest since the one for Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe who murdered 13 women in the 70s and 80s.

DAILY STAR (front page): “SHANNON: BIGGEST MANHUNT SINCE RIPPER”

DAILY EXPRESS : “SHANNON: HUNT IS ON SCALE OF RIPPER”

Chief Inspector Graham Armitage said: “It’s certainly the biggest missing persons inquiry since the Yorkshire Ripper, which I also worked on.”

Ripper. Ripper. Ripper. Is this a new context to place the disappearance of a child in? Is comparison with Madeleine McCann no longer apt?

DAILY MAIL : “Someone I know abducted missing Shannon just to hurt me, says mother”

Her comments came as her partner drew a sharp line between Shannon’s family and the parents of missing Madeleine McCann.

Craig Meehan, said: “It’s two families from two different backgrounds which shouldn’t really get compared basically, a poor family and a rich family.”

Mr Meehan, 22, went on: “To me, they [the McCanns] are like celebrities in other people’s eyes. They’ve got money, they know celebrities and all

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