Man in court over Shannon disappearance

A MAN is due to appear in court today charged with the kidnap and false imprisonment of nine-year-old Shannon Matthews.Michael Donovan, of Lidgate Gardens, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, will appear before Dewsbury magistrates today, charged with taking the schoolgirl on February 19.

A MAN is due to appear in court today charged with the kidnap and false imprisonment of nine-year-old Shannon Matthews.

Michael Donovan, of Lidgate Gardens, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, will appear before Dewsbury magistrates today, charged with taking the schoolgirl on February 19.

The youngster was discovered at a flat in Batley Carr, less than one mile from her home in Dewsbury on Friday afternoon, 24 days after she went missing.