Family of Sheffield’s Ben Needham pleased with outcome of meeting with British Ambassador in Greece

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The family of Sheffield’s missing Ben Needham have had a positive meeting with the British Ambassador to Greece in Athens.

Ben’s mother Kerry Needham met with John Kittmer early today to discuss the investigation into the disappearance of her son.

She was accompanied by Ben’s grandmother Christine, his sister Leighanna and detectives from South Yorkshire Police.

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


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Despite hundreds of reported sightings over the years, Ben, who would now be aged 25, has not been found.

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

Kerry said: “Myself and my family have just returned from our meeting with the British Ambassador in Athens. We were accompanied by detectives from South Yorkshire Police.

“I would like to inform everyone that we are extremely pleased with the outcome.

“The British Ambassador here is committed to supporting our family and assisting the British police in their investigations with whatever they should require.

“The Ambassador will be working closely with the Greek authorities to ensure the investigation runs smoothly and effectively.”

Tonight the group will take part in a television show which focuses on missing people.

The programme, the English translation of which is Light at the End of the Tunnel, broadcasts to around 50 per cent of the Greek television audience.