Ben Needham search: Police given permission to excavate farmhouse

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The farmhouse in 2016.

POLICE involved in the search for missing toddler Ben Needham on the Greek island of Kos have been granted permission to demolish part of a farmhouse that could hold clues to the boy’s fate.

The 21-month-old went missing in 1991 while playing in the garden of the farmhouse in question. Originally it was treated as abduction but the case was recently re-opened when it was claimed that a deceased construction worker had spoken of the youngster before reportedly passing away from stomach cancer last year. Konstantinos Barkas, also known as Dino, was clearing land close to the farmhouse on the day Ben vanished and could have possibly run him over and buried the evidence.

Excavations have already started in the surrounding areas and police will now dig below an extension that was added to the property after 1991 in the search for any information regarding the boy’s whereabouts.

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