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Ben Needham: digging in a land of myth and legend

by | 26th, September 2016

benneedham2The search for Ben Needham is all over the news. It’s grim. We are waiting to be shown the body.

Ben vanished on 24 July 1991 after travelling from Sheffield to the Greek island of Kos with his mother and grandparents. He was 21 months old.

A death-bed confession says Ben could have been killed by a digger. South Yorkshire Police today start digging on a site. They say the excavation could take 12 days. If nothing is found, they will start to dig on a second site.

This new search was trigged by a friend of Konstantinos Barkas. The BBC says he “reportedly died last year”. Facts are so sketchy we don’t even know when a man who could have killed Ben died. The BBC adds that Mr Barkas’ widow Varvara “strongly dismissed any suggestions her late husband had killed Ben”.

Sky News reports: “Ben may have been crushed by a digger.”

We hear from Detective Inspector Jon Cousins: “There has been a lot of myth and legend gathered over 25 years as to what has happened to Ben.”

There still is.

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