Bid to block Shannon report

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The father of the abducted schoolgirl Shannon Matthews is asking the High Court to block publication of a report he believes will compromise her welfare.

A QC representing Leon Rose told Mr Justice Holman that if a "redacted" version of a serious case review is made public it would cause his daughter "upheaval".

Shannon disappeared in February 2008 from her home in Dewsbury Moor, West Yorkshire. She was discovered 24 days later at her stepfather's uncle's home near by. In January 2009 her mother, Karen, was jailed for eight years. Michael Donovan, in whose flat the nine-year-old was found, was also jailed for eight years.