Greek police plan to excavate building site in hunt for missing toddler Ben Needham
PUBLISHED May 24, 2012
Greek detectives suspect Needham, aged 21 months when he disappeared from his grandparents' villa, may have been accidently buried by earth-moving equipment after wandering onto a nearby building site where tons of soil and rubble was being moved.
They intend to excavate an earth mound and would like British police to supply ground scanning equipment capable of detecting human bones, it was reported.
The boy's mother, Kerry Needham, who was 19 when the child disappeared on July 24, 1991, believes her son was abducted.
An investigation into the disappearance was relaunched last year and officers from South Yorkshire police have visited the island.
Kos Police Colonel Sentonas St Stergos said: "We have more information that has come to us since the investigaiton was re-opened last September when Ben's mum Kerry came here with his grandparents.