Shannon Matthews' mum Karen: I knew where she was - Mirror.co.uk
Shannon Matthews' disappearance may be linked to a cash scam in the TV drama Shameless.
The theory emerged as the nine-year-old's mum, Karen, was quizzed on suspicion of perverting justice after allegedly telling friends: "I knew where she was."
In an episode of C4's Shameless Debbie, the daughter of deadbeat dad Frank Gallagher, stages the fake kidnap of her younger brother Liam and makes a £500,000 ransom demand. The money is handed over. But all along Liam is hidden a few doors down the road, staying with a friend of his sister.