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In pictures: Search for Shannon

Shannon Matthews

Missing schoolgirl Shannon Matthews has been found alive after being missing since 19 February. Police say a 39-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of abduction.

Police at Lidgate Gardens, Batley Carr, where missing nine-year-old Shannon Matthews was found alive

The nine-year-old was found in the base of a divan bed in a property in Batley Carr, West Yorkshire.

Police dog search teams search Crows Nest Park near the home of missing child Shannon Matthews.

The force said the operation was the biggest missing person's case it had undertaken since the hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper.

Police searching for Shannon Matthews on 24 February

The discovery brought to an end a search in which police carried out door-to-door enquiries.

Candles lit for Shannon Matthews

Following Shannon's disappearance on 19 February candles were lit during prayer services in the Dewsbury area. She was missing for over three weeks.

Poster appealing for information about Shannon Matthews

Local people began putting up posters appealing for sightings of Shannon, or information about her.

A police forensic officer outside Shannon Matthews' house

Forensic officers entered Shannon's home. Her father, who lives in Huddersfield, claimed the youngster said she wanted to live with him.

Karen Matthews

When Shannon was missing, her mother Karen held a press conference where she made an emotional appeal for information about her daughter's whereabouts.

CCTV footage of Shannon Matthews

CCTV footage was released showing Shannon leaving Dewsbury Sports Centre after a school swimming trip, a short time before she disappeared.

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