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Madeleine McCann: Ben Needham And Another Maddie In Benidorm

MADELEINE McCann: Anorak’s at-a-glance look at Our Maddie in the media:

The Shrophsire Star reports on the search for missing Ben Needham:

Long before the disappearance of Madeleine McCann from a Portuguese holiday apartment in 2007 rocked the world and its media, Sheffield-born baby Ben Needham disappeared from the Greek island of Kos.

It did not. The world never reacted to Ben Needham. Greece barely did. In the pre-rolling news age, even the British press were late in picking up the story.

But the blond youngster’s angelic face is nowhere near as well known as that of Madeleine’s.

Because when an innocent child goes missing, his or her looks matter.

But it’s not a comparison Ben’s mother Kerry likes to dwell on, as she revealed during last night’s Tonight programme special that examined her young son’s disappearance. In 1991, while expat Kerry worked in a nearby hotel, 21-month-old Ben went missing from the garden of a farm house her parents were rennovating. They were inside the house at the time but when they came outside to check on Ben, he was gone. He has not been seen since.

“I try not to compare Ben’s case to that of Madeleine McCann’s but I look at the help the family has had from the British investigation and yes, I do want the same,” a visibly exhausted Kerry reveals to the cameras.

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Posted: 8th, October 2011 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (6)