Operation Ben ends as missing Sheffield toddler mystery remains

Police are set to formally close Kos search for the South Yorkshire tot who disappeared a quarter of a century ago.

Monday, 17th October 2016, 10:51 am
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 7:10 pm
Ben Needham: mystery remains

Investigating officers, involved with volunteers in 21 days of excavation at two key sites on the Greek Island, will this lunchtime present final findings of operation that reportedly unearthed nothing of significance in continued quest to find Ben Needham's body.

The Iraklis area farmhouse where the 21-month-old was last seen will be scene for DI Jon Cousins and colleagues to conclude the "worldwide and very complex investigation".

DI Jon Cousins: lead officer on site

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The digs marked latest phase of 19 month Home Office funded probe that has seen dedicated team tasked with trying to find answers to Ben’s disappearance.

Operation Ben: sites excavated
Search flashback: officers scour for clues
DI Jon Cousins: lead officer on site
Operation Ben: sites excavated
Search flashback: officers scour for clues