Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 17 April 2014

Shannon Matthews: stepfather refused bail

Nine-year-old Shannon Matthews

The partner of Shannon Matthews' mother has been refused bail by magistrates on charges of possessing child pornography.

Twenty two year old Craig Meehan appeared before magistrates in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire accused of possessing 140 indecent images of children which were allegedly found on two computers at his home address

Meehan, 22, spoke only to confirm his personal details and remained expressionless throughout.

He did not enter a plea. His solicitor David Orbaum applied for the case to be adjourned.

He said: "The reason is when the defendant was arrested he was not given the facility of a solicitor during the course of interviews."

The case against Meehan was adjourned until April 18 when he will next appear before magistrates.

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