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South Yorkshire Police has confirmed that a specialist team of search advisers have travelled to Kos as part of the search for Ben Needham.The Sheffield toddler went missing 21 years ago.
South Yorkshire Police is leading a team of specialist search advisers who have travelled to the Greek Island of Kos to support the Greek authorities as they search for missing Sheffield toddler Ben Needham.
police are pursuing a line of enquiry centred on the grounds of the property
from which Ben disappeared in 1991 aged 21 months.
Beginning tomorrow (Friday, 19 October, 2012) work will begin to examine the ground, including using geophysical ground examination equipment, to determine whether any area should be dug.
Other specialist resources include a forensic archaeologist and search dogs.
The operation, expected to last a week to ten days, follows a Greek police request for specialist support to follow through a line of enquiry they have developed.
the past 18 months, South Yorkshire Police has also reviewed all material held
by the Greek police in relation to Ben's disappearance in order to support the
Greek enquiry. SYP has also obtained Ben's DNA from Sheffield Children's
SYP has for a number of years supported Ben's mum Kerry and other members of the family.