'Handpicked team' to investigate Ben Needham leads

There's been a major development in the search for missing Ben Needham as the Home Office announces it's to fund all further investigations. It follows years of pleas from the family for help from the British Government after the toddler, from Sheffield, went missing 24 years ago on the Greek island of Kos.

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Ben Needham funding will help police investigate new leads

The Home Office has announced that funding is to be made available to investigate leads in the case of Ben Needham, who disappeared from a Greek island 24 years ago. The funding, thought to be around £600,000, will help South Yorkshire Police form a team to follow up witnesses and sightings which the family claims have never been fully investigated. The initial request for financial help was made last February - Ben's mother Kerry has been campaigning for years to get Government backing she feels has been denied to her son's case. Mark Witty reports.

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