Ben Needham: Family of Sheffield boy who disappeared on holiday issue new plea ahead of anniversary

The family of a Sheffield boy who went missing on a family holiday have issued a desperate plea as the anniversary of his disappearance approaches.

On Sunday, July 24 it will be 31 years since Ben Needham’s parents last saw their beloved son before the 21-month-old vanished on the Greek island of Kos.

His body has never been discovered and although police believe he died that day in a tragic accident involving a digger, his mum, Kerry Needham, has never given up believing he may be found alive.

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She was given fresh hope last year when new witnesses came forward to say they’d seen a boy matching Ben’s description around the time he disappeared, but the breakthrough the family is longing for has failed to materialise.

Sheffield toddler Ben Needham went missing on July 24, 1991, aged 21 monthsSheffield toddler Ben Needham went missing on July 24, 1991, aged 21 months
Sheffield toddler Ben Needham went missing on July 24, 1991, aged 21 months

Ahead of the anniversary, Ben’s family posted an appeal on the Help Find Ben Needham website.

“If you have even the slightest bit of information that may help please please get in touch,” they said.

“It's never too late to do the right thing. You may not think your information is worth contacting us with but it could be the missing link we need. Please keep sharing Ben's story. Somebody knows.”

For more information, visit: www.facebook.com/helpfindben.