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Women quizzed over Shannon case

Shannon Matthews
Shannon Matthews was missing for more than three weeks

Three women are being questioned by detectives investigating the disappearance of Shannon Matthews.

Two of the women, Amanda Hyett and Alice Meehan, have been rearrested after previously being questioned.

Mrs Hyett, 25, her sister Caroline Meehan, 29, and Alice Meehan, 49, are being held on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.

Shannon, nine, went missing on 19 February after failing to return home from school in Dewsbury, West Yorks.

The arrested women are relatives of the schoolgirl's stepfather Craig Meehan.

Mother remanded

Alice Meehan is Mr Meehan's mother, and the other two women are his sisters.

Amanda Hyett
Amanda Hyett was also arrested and released on bail last week

Police arrested Mrs Hyett and Alice Meehan last week, and they were released on bail hours later.

The uncle of Shannon's stepfather, Michael Donovan, 39, has been charged with kidnapping and false imprisonment.

Yesterday the girl's mother Karen Matthews was remanded in custody after appearing before magistrates charged with child neglect and perverting the course of justice.

And in an unrelated case, Shannon's stepfather, Craig Meehan, 22, has been remanded in custody by magistrates in Dewsbury charged with possessing indecent images of children.

Shannon mother remanded by court
09 Apr 08 |  West Yorkshire

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