The family of missing Ben Needham were given fresh hope last night after claims their son was held by gypsies in the same camp a four-year-old girl was rescued from this week, according to the Sunday Mirror.
His mother Kerry Needham, 41, said: “The authorities in Greece always told us, 'Gypsies don’t steal babies’. Now we know they do. We are very optimistic this new information may help us find Ben.”
The claims come from Andonis Bedzios who had gone to the remote camp in Larissa, central Greece, to search for his own son when he saw a child matching Ben’s description.
The account is one of a string of links between the Greek travelling community and the disappearance of the 21-month-old toddler from Greek island Kos in 1991.
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