The household of a girl who faked her personal daughter’s kidnapping have warned they may disown her if she doesn’t ditch her convicted paedophile accomplice.
Despite the ultimatum, Karen Matthews, 44, was seen strolling hand-in-hand with Paul Saunders on Valentine’s Day with a shawl overlaying her face.
Last month it emerged that ‘Britain’s worst mom’ had acquired engaged after her handyman boyfriend popped the query over Christmas.
She was seen round city carrying her ring, however informed buddies she had referred to as the marriage off after discovering her fiancé had been convicted for sexually abusing a girl aged 15 to 17.
But they seem to have patched issues up after they had been noticed holding arms yesterday.
After information broke of their engagement, Saunders stated he was ‘not bothered’ about his accomplice’s 2009 conviction for kidnapping her daughter Shannon Matthews.
The then nine-year-old girl was reported lacking in February 2008 and a large search operation involving greater than 200 cops was launched.
What authorities didn’t realise, was that Matthews and her mum’s boyfriend’s uncle Michael Donovan had staged the kidnapping in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire in a bid to get a £50,000 reward.
Police discovered Shannon drugged and hidden within the base of a divan mattress in Donovan’s flat, 24 days after she was reported lacking.
Matthews, who has seven youngsters with 5 dads, was convicted of kid neglect and perverting the course of justice and served 4 years of her eight 12 months jail sentence.
She was launched in April 2012 and now lives in a city within the south of the UK, which can’t be named for authorized causes.
Matthews now not has any contact with her daughter Shannon – who was introduced up underneath a brand new identification – or her different youngsters.
According to The Sun her household have threatened to chop her off if she doesn’t ditch Saunders, who was jailed for 5 years in January 2010 for abusing a ‘vulnerable’ younger girl and making indecent pictures of her.
A buddy of hers stated: ‘She has got no friends where she lives anymore because of Saunders. People have ditched her because she refuses to kick him out.’
Matthews allegedly ‘lied’ to friends that she was going to dump him however remains to be letting her fiancé dwell at her place ‘full time’.
Her buddy added: ‘Some people believed she should be given the time to prove she had turned over a new leaf after she got out of jail. But this relationship is a line that has been crossed.’