Facebook page issues appeal to help bring Ben Needham home

The Facebook page dedicated to the search for Ben Needham, who disappeared from Kos in July 1991, has issued another appeal for anyone with information to come forward so his family can "bring Ben home".

The Sheffield toddler was 21 months old when he disappeared without trace from outside a farmhouse on the Greek island.

He'd been taken there by his grandmother Christine to visit her husband Eddie, who was helping renovate the building in the remote hamlet of Irakles.

The family, including Ben's mum Kerry, had moved to the island earlier in the year to start a new life.

Ben was just 21 months old when he went missing

Since the disappearance on July 24, 1991, the family has never rested in their search, travelling thousands of miles across Europe following up sightings.

A theory that Ben had been snatched by travellers was finally dispelled by South Yorkshire officers who were part of the "Operation Ben" team, which was a Home Office funded operation to try to get to the truth about what happened.

They tracked down the head of the Roma family alleged to have been involved, who provided evidence that they had no part in Ben's case.

After an initial exploration in 2012 the team undertook a second major excavation of the farmhouse land, and a second nearby site, in October 2016 after they received information that a local digger driver's vehicle could have accidentally killed Ben in on the last day he was seen.

A major excavation took place on Kos in 2016 Credit: PA

The family of the driver, who died in 2015, completely deny any involvement but detectives believe this is what happened and Ben's body was moved . A toy car believed to belong to the toddler was unearthed at the second dumping site nearby on the second to last day of the excavation. Forensic tests confirm that the toy car had traces of human decomposition , but not enough to extract a DNA sample.Today the "Help Find Ben Needham" Facebook page released a statement asking yet again for people to come forward.

The message has also been translated into Greek for the equivalent Facebook Page in that country.