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Shannon Matthews: Benefit Fraud And Karen Matthews’ Life For Ten Lag’s Fags

by | 12th, April 2008

karen-matthews-face.jpgSHANNON WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Shannon Matthews

THE SUN: “Shannon mum’s claims shame”

Karen Matthews, 32 – accused over the abduction of her nine-year-old daughter – told officials she was looking after four of her seven children on her own.

But at the time that Shannon vanished for 24 days in February, she had been living for four years with her supermarket fishmonger boyfriend Craig Meehan, 22. He has been earning around £16,000 a year.

Meehan had bragged at the time of Shannon’s disappearance: “I earn the money. I put the food on the table.”

DAILY STAR: “PRICE ON HEAD OF SHANNON’S MUM – HANDFUL OF FAGS IS PRISON BOUNTY”
£16,000?

SHANNON Matthews’ mum was banged up on a prison’s isolation wing last night after lags put a bounty on her head – of 10 cigarettes.

The promise of the Lambert & Butler fags was enough to have most of the 442 queueing to attack Karen Matthews.

Which mega-bucks lag offered the reward?

DAILY MIRROR: “People of Shannon Matthews’ Dewsbury defend its reputation”

“It has become the town that dare not speak its name.”

Dewsburg.

People outside must shudder at the thought of living in or even visiting Dewsbury in West Yorkshire.

Dewston.

Cancel the summer holidays to Dewsbury, mother. We’ll have t’make do with Disneyland this year.

A barman said yesterday: “I’m ashamed to say I’m from Dewsbury. Now, I say I’m from Leeds instead.

It really is that bad.

Shannon Matthews: Where is she?



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