VIDEO: Still looking for Ben Needham
For most Greeks, the name Ben Needham stirs memories of a nationwide search to find a lost toddler that was snatched from the isle of Kos.
His heartbroken mum, Kerry, now aged 41, is still continuing the search for her son who vanished 23 years ago and used the occasion of his 25th birthday to appeal to the UK Government for cash needed to continue the police missing person investigation.
She urged British Prime Minister David Cameron to agree to the money for the search, reminding that the British Government has already spent over £7 million for Madeleine McCann when she went missing at Praia de Luz in Portugal in 2007.
The South Yorkshire Police have asked for the funds from the British Home Office to continue the investigation.
A police spokeswoman said: “This is not our investigation however should funding be made available we would seek to work with the Greek Authorities in pursuit of progressing their investigation.”
Ben Needham went missing after the boy’s grandparents moved to the Greek island of Kos in 1990.
The young boy’s grandfather got work as a builder renovating a farmhouse at the end of an unmarked road on a vast expanse of land.
It was a dead-end area without much traffic. On July 24, 1991, Kerry went to work at a nearby bar while Ben was playing at around lunchtime.