Search for Ben Needham ends

A new search has begun on a plot of land on the Greek island of Kos in the hope of finding Ben Needham who disappeared more than 20 years ago.

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Leading search officer to appear on Calendar

After specialist police officers searching for Ben Needham called off their search on the Greek island of Kos, the leading officer on the case will join us on Calendar tonight to talk about what happens next.

A team of officers have been checking a site close to the farmhouse near to where Ben went missing in 1991, aged 21 months.

Nothing linked to Ben has been found during the week-long search.

Ben's mother, Kerry Needham, has always maintained her son is alive and was probably abducted.

Det Supt Matt Fenwick, who has been leading the search, will join us on Calendar tonight.

Ben Needham: Kos search finished for this week

South Yorkshire Police have released a statement about their search for Ben Needham who went missing in Greece 21 years ago:

Police teams out in Kos have not found anything this week. The search has now been completed at about 4pm, Greek time today, Friday 26, October. South Yorkshire Police are continuing to support the Greek authorities and Ben’s family.

– Detective Superintendent Matt Fenwick

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Excavation search for Ben nearing end

Ben Needham Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Kerry Needham, the mother of missing Sheffield toddler Ben Needham who disappeared from Kos in 1991 has returned home after an excavation at the site where he was last seen.

Kerry Needham Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The excavation is due to finish today or tomorrow on the Greek island, where British police and Greek authorities have been working for eight days in an attempt to find any trace of the toddler, who disappeared from the farmhouse 21 years ago.

Search dogs and specialist radar equipment were brought over to help the dig, but no trace of Ben has so far been found

Excavation enters seventh day

The mother of Ben Needham is tonight flying home to Sheffield, after an emotional return to the island of Kos where her son disappeared 21 years ago. Kerry has been on the island since the weekend with members of her family, hoping against hope

that nothing will be found in the excavation of the site from where Ben vanished in July 1991. The massive operation, involving UK Police and Greek volunteers, today went into its seventh day - with no sign of anything being discovered. Duncan Wood reports from Kos.

Kerry Needham visits scene of her son's disappearance

It has been confirmed that Kerry Needham has visited the scene of her son's disappearance, on a private visit to see workers who've been excavating the site in Kos for the last six days

Kerry overcame her fear of going to the farmhouse to personally thank those involved.

Today British Police and Greek workers were back at the site, alongside specially trained search dogs who're able to pinpont human remains . Duncan Wood is on the island and spoke to the dog handlers, and Greek rescue services involved in the excavation.

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