hutch0 (hutch0) wrote,


It's so very rare, when a child goes missing, for the story to have a happy ending that this took us all by surprise this afternoon.
Briefly, nine-year-old Shannon Matthews went missing almost a month ago on her way home after a swimming lesson in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire. Today (and I don't know what the Telegraph means by `last night' unless this version of the story's going into tomorrow's paper, because the news started to break about three o'clock this afternoon) she was found, apparently unharmed. The circumstances were bizarre and it's alleged a member of her extended family was responsible. I guess the story behind this will come out in due course, but right now I'm just glad a lost child has come home.

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