Shannon's mum faces abduction charges

THE mother of Shannon Matthews will go on trial later this year after being charged with offences connected to the alleged abduction of her daughter.

THE mother of Shannon Matthews will go on trial later this year after being charged with offences connected to the alleged abduction of her daughter.

Karen Matthews, 32, is charged with perverting the course of justice and child neglect in relation to the disappearance of Shannon in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, in February.

Appearing before a judge at Leeds Crown Court today, Matthews was told she will go on trial on November 11 alongside Michael Donovan, who is charged with Shannon's kidnapping and false imprisonment.

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