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Residents decide on Shannon cash

Shannon Matthews
Shannon Matthews went missing for 24 days before being found

A debate has begun on how to deal with the money donated by residents of the Dewsbury Moor estate to fund a campaign to find schoolgirl Shannon Matthews.

The nine-year-old went missing for three weeks earlier this year before being found in a flat near the estate.

The cash, 1,066, has been untouched since police found her.

Trustees of the fund have now sent letters to homes asking which of three proposals they want to see adopted to make the best use of the monies.

So far, the exact nature of the proposals has not been made clear, but the possible provision of computers for community use or donating the cash to two local schools has been mooted.

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