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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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South Yorkshire Police in Greece to search for Ben

South Yorkshire Police have released a statement as search teams have travelled to the Greek Island to Kos to take part in the search for missing Ben Needham from Sheffield.

South Yorkshire Police is leading a team of specialist search advisers who have travelled to the Greek Island of Kos to support the Greek authorities as they search for missing Sheffield toddler Ben Needham.

Greek police are pursuing a line of enquiry centred on the grounds of the property from which Ben disappeared in 1991 aged 21 months.

Beginning tomorrow work will begin to examine the ground, including using geophysical ground examination equipment, to determine whether any area should be dug.

– South Yorkshire Police

It continued:

Other specialist resources include a forensic archaeologist and search dogs.

The operation, expected to last a week to ten days, follows a Greek police request for specialist support to follow through a line of enquiry they have developed.

During the past 18 months, South Yorkshire Police has also reviewed all material held by the Greek police in relation to Ben's disappearance in order to support the Greek enquiry. SYP has also obtained Ben's DNA from Sheffield Children's Hospital.

SYP has for a number of years supported Ben's mum Kerry and other members of the family.

– South Yorkshire Police

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