Family of Ben Needham arrive in Greece with South Yorkshire Police officers

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The family of missing Sheffield toddler Ben Needham have arrived in Greece with detectives from South Yorkshire Police.

Ben disappeared while in the Greek island of Kos in 1991, aged 21 months.

Undated handout photo of missing Ben Needham

Undated handout photo of missing Ben Needham

In January this year, South Yorkshire Police was granted Home Office funding to support the Greek authorities in continuing inquiries to find him.

During the five day stay in Athens, Ben’s mum Kerry, his grandmother Christine and his sister Leighanna, will be appearing on a Greek television show focusing on missing people alongside South Yorkshire Police officers.

The show, the English translation of which is ‘Light at the End of the Tunnel’, broadcasts to around 50 per cent of the Greek TV audience.

Kerry, from Parson Cross, will also meet with the British ambassador for the first time in 23 years to discuss Ben’s case, and hold a press conference with Greek media.

Kerry Needham

Kerry Needham

She said: “We sincerely hope this will lead to more people coming forward with new information and will help the British and Greek police investigate into the whereabouts of Ben.