Family ‘still have full confidence’ in Ben Needham officers, say police

Detective Inspector Jon Cousins, Detective Supterintendent Matt Fenwick

Detective Inspector Jon Cousins, Detective Supterintendent Matt Fenwick

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The family of missing Ben Needham still have ‘full confidence’ in officers looking for him in Kos, South Yorkshire Police said today.

The statement has been issued after photos surfaced of the investigating officers drinking in Kos which Ben’s family feared would derail the search

A South Yorkshire Police spokesperson said:

“The senior officer responsible for Operation Ben has now met with the Deputy Chief Constable to explain recent events on Kos. He has been advised about the high professional standards that are required.

“We have been in regular contact with the Needham family throughout the last couple of days and it is a clear that they have full confidence in the investigative team. The officer will remain in charge of Operation Ben in line with the family’s wishes.

“South Yorkshire Police are absolutely committed to this investigation and the team are getting on with the important task in hand.”

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