Exclusive: Karen Matthews won’t come home to Dewsbury Moor

INFAMOUS: Karen Matthews, the mother who kidnapped her own daughter. (050332)
INFAMOUS: Karen Matthews, the mother who kidnapped her own daughter. (050332)
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KAREN Matthews is expected to be released from jail within weeks – but she isn’t likely to return to Dewsbury.

And people living on the Dewsbury Moor estate which was the centre of national media attention have moved on.

The former leader of a residents’ group on Moorside, Julie Bushby, who won an apology from David Cameron after he made disparaging remarks about the area, has scotched any talk of Matthews returning to Dewsbury Moor.

Karen is expected to finish her eight-year sentence for kidnap and false imprisonment of her daughter, Shannon, next month. This Wednesday it was the fourth anniversary of Shannon being found.

“I know for a fact she is not coming back,” Ms Bushby said. “As far as I’m aware she will head for a halfway house.”

She also rubbished tabloid newspaper reports of Karen having a boyfriend waiting for her in Cyprus and that the jailed mum plans to head straight for The Jeremy Kyle Show when she is released from prison in Derby.

Ms Bushby said: “It’s nonsense. She won’t be able to make any money from her crimes.”

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