Shannon Matthews case set for TV?

Karen Matthews was locked up.

Karen Matthews was locked up.

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A TV drama is planned about the kidnap of Shannon Matthews, according to a national newspaper.

The team behind the Bafta award-winning Fred and Rose West drama Appropriate Adult are said to be working on the project. It has been reported that they will start filming early next year.

Schoolgirl Shannon disappeared while walking home from school in February 2008, triggering a major police investigation. Mum Karen Matthews and her co-accused Michael Donovan were found guilty at trial and jailed for kidnap, false imprisonment and perverting the course of justice. The drama is expected to feature Karen Matthews’ neighbours uncovering the fake kidnap plot.

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