Based on real events, this powerful story of friendship, trust and forgiveness takes us to the heart of a community rocked by a child's disappearance. In 2008, nine-year-old Shannon Matthews is reported missing. A frantic search follows, quickly becoming a murder inquiry. Led by Julie, the community rallies behind Shannon's grief stricken mother Karen, determined to find her daughter and show that, although from a poor background, Shannon's life is as important as any other. With hope fading and doubts about Karen beginning to grow, Shannon is found - with a man her mother knows. As suspicions deepen, Karen's friends set about discovering the truth.
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Out of respect for the community of Dewsbury Moor who had been through the trauma of searching for Shannon Matthews, this dramatisation was not filmed on The Moorside estate where Shannon and Karen Matthews lived, but instead on a similar estate in Halifax. See more