Police resume search for Ben Needhman on Kos, 25 years on


Police on Monday began excavation work on the island of Kos in the Dodecanese on Monday in the search for Ben Needham, a British toddler who went missing in 1991.

A new line of inquiry by the South Yorkshire Police suggests the 21-month-old may have died near a farmhouse his grandparents were renovating in July 1991.

Konstantinos Barkas, also known as Dino, was working an excavator close to where Ben was playing on the day he disappeared and may be responsible for his death, a friend of the builder allegedly told police.

Barkas has been questioned on several occasions by both local and British police and and had denied any knowledge of Ben’s whereabouts.