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New searches for toddler who went missing on Greek island

Ben Needham went missing at the age of 21 months in 1991 – now new searches are to begin near where he was last seen.

Ben Needham
Ben Needham
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POLICE ARE TO start digging in an area near where a British toddler went missing in Greece 21 years ago.

The Daily Mirror reports this morning that British police are to dig into a mound on the island of Kos after an investigation by the paper found that the 21-month-old boy could have been accidentally buried in a mound of rubble near the family’s home.

The paper says that equipment including sonar and 3D machines will be used in the search of the rubble.

Police say there are multiple lines of inquiry in the case, which has baffled people for more than two decades. Ben’s mum, Kerry Needham, was 19 and holidaying with her parents on the island of Kos when her young child Ben disappeared on 24 July 1991.

She has since searched for her son, saying she believes that he is still alive and may have been kidnapped. Early this year, a ‘Tweet 4 Ben’ day was held where people were asked to raise awareness of the campaign to find Ben.


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