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Family of digger driver suspected of killing Ben Needham to sue Kerry

Ben Needham went missing in Kos 25 years ago

The son and daughter of the Greek digger driver suspected of accidentally killing Ben Needham are suing the toddler's mother, Kerry, according to reports.

Chrysovalandis Barkas and Maria Tsechou accused Kerry Needham of undermining their family's reputation after the 43-year-old said she hoped their father was 'burning in hell'.

South Yorkshire Police have excavated two sites in Greece looking for Ben Credit: PA

They said their 'patience had run out' with Mrs Needham after her outburst following a police investigation that incriminated their father, Konstantinos Barkas.

Mrs Tsechou told the Times newspaper:

We have a family reputation to uphold and my personal patience, even as a mother, was exhausted when Ben's mother last week uttered what she did. How dare she?

– Maria Tsechou, speaking to the Times

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