Ben Needham's family launch appeal in Scandinavia to trace 'video footage' of toddler

The family of Ben Needham has launched an appeal in Scandinavia to find what could be the only moving images of the toddler, who disappeared from Kos in July 1991.

Ben's grandmother Christine has appeared on Swedish TV to ask tourists who visited the island to search for the film, which was shot at a hotel where Ben's mum Kerry was working.

The footage was taken in June or July 1991 at the Palm Beach Hotel by a tourist Christine believes, from her accent, to be Scandinavian. She filmed Ben in the hotel pool because he was playing with a kitten and making other holidaymakers laugh with his antics.

The programme also showed an age-progressed image of what Ben could look like now

The hotel catered for mainly English and Scandinavian guests, which is why the appeal has gone out for information in Sweden, Norway and Denmark.

This morning, using an ITV Calendar interview specially recorded for the show, the Swedish Channel TV4 featured the appeal in a bid to jog people's memories to see if they could find the footage.

The programme segment, in the breakfast TV show, is hosted by Hasse Aro and called "Krimkvarten", which translates to "Fifteen Minutes of Crime".

The family tried to make an appeal for the footage a number of years ago, but made no headway. With the help of ITV Calendar the appeal has now gone out on Swedish TV and Norwegian and Danish Press websites.

Ben's mum Kerry said finding the footage would be "amazing" but would also be difficult to watch.

The South Yorkshire Police team investigating Ben's disappearance was recently given a funding extension to allow officers to look into leads and information.

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