Anorak News | Karen Matthews: Red-Brown Hair, The Ducking Stool And Jailed

Karen Matthews: Red-Brown Hair, The Ducking Stool And Jailed

by | 9th, April 2008

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

DAILY TELEGRAPH: “Shannon Matthews’s mother accused of perverting the course of justice”

The mother of nine year old Shannon Matthews has been remanded in custody for her own safety after appearing in court in connection with her alleged kidnap. Neighbours of Karen Matthews packed into the public gallery to see her in the dock during a 13-minute hearing.

To the ducking stool.

What of the facts?

The charge against her are: On a day between Feb 18 and March 15 she wilfully neglected or abandoned Shannon in a manner likely to cause unnecessary suffering to her or injury to her health.

That between Feb 18 and March 15, with intent to pervert the course of public justice, did a series of acts which had a tendency to pervert the course of public justice by repeatedly concealing information in relation to the whereabouts of Shannon in interviews and other contacts with police and claiming to have no knowledge of her whereabouts.


Miss Matthews, who has seven children to five men, was arrested on Sunday evening and underwent two days of questioning by detectives.

How did she look?

Throughout the hearing her face was shielded from the public by her long red-brown hair, but briefly glanced over at that point looking tearful.

DAILY MIRROR: “Shannon Matthews’ mum Karen remanded in custody after court appearance”

The court room was full of media, Moorside residents, police and friends of Karen Matthews. She was said to glance over at them as she was remanded in custody until April 16.

Pass the rotten fruit. How did she look?

The red-haired 32-year-old was led from Dewsbury police station…


How did she look?

Surrounded by four security guards, 32-year-old Matthews, wearing a navy blue sweatshirt, spoke only to confirm her name and address.

Shannon Matthews: A cracking story 

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