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Search for Ben ends with emotional scenes

The search for Ben Needham in Kos has drawn to a close after three weeks with no evidence found of his whereabouts There were emotional goodbyes at the second excavation site when the South Yorkshire Police team along with Greek volunteers finally stopped work. Here's Duncan Wood.

Ben Needham search is over with no proof that he is dead

Day 21 in the search for Ben Needham on the island of Kos - and the man in charge, Detective Inspector John Cousins, takes what could be the final press briefing.

Search for Ben Needham in Kos could end today

The search for Ben Needham on the Greek island of Kos that has lasted more than 3 weeks, could end today

Work collecting evidence at the farmhouse where Ben was last seen has now officially come to an end but the team from Operation Ben is still sifting through tonnes of soil from a dumping ground nearby .

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800 tonnes of material examined in Ben Needham search

  • Duncan Wood has the latest update on the search for Ben Needham

The search team scouring two sites on the Greek island of Kos to find out what happened to Ben Needham more than 25 years ago say they've already examined more than 800 tonnes of material.

Work has continued on the site where building rubble from the farmhouse where the Sheffield toddler was last seen, was dumped on the day he vanished.

60 exhibits found in search for missing Ben Needham

Police have revealed that 60 exhibits found over the last fortnight on farmland where Ben Needham was last seen are to be brought back to South Yorkshire for further analysis.

None of them is said to be of major significance and will not be rushed back to Sheffield for examination.

On day 14 of the search, work sifting through earth dug up from the olive grove on site one came to an end.

However, truck loads of spoil and waste from site two - a dumping ground used by digger driver Dino Barkas, who's been implicated in Ben's disappearance - have been taken to the farmhouse to be examined.

Click below to watch Duncan Wood's Facebook Live from Kos

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