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Ben Needham: Police Believe He Can Be Found
British police officers have told Sky News that if missing toddler Ben Needham is buried on a site being searched on a Greek island they are confident of finding him.
The officer leading the British side of the inquiry says the police service would not have gone to so much effort if they did not believe there was a chance of finding something significant.
A joint operation between UK and Greek search specialists is taking place on the island of Kos at the spot where the toddler disappeared in July 1991.
Sophisticated radar equipment is being used to provide penetrating images from below ground level.
"It is a real line of inquiry and it is a realistic line of inquiry," said Detective Inspector Matt Fenwick.
"I hope we don't find anything and in the future we can assist (Ben's mother) Kerry to be reunited with her son."
He said the search was "more than just a process of elimination".
"We are interested in anything that might identify the movements of Ben 21 years ago, so any item of clothing, any toys, anything that Ben may have been playing with, anything that might give us an indication of where Ben was when he was here and how far into the field he ventured.
"It's the sort of things we are looking for to get some clarity on Ben's movements immediately prior to his disappearance."
It has been revealed that radar readings will be taken from inside a farmhouse next to the spot where 21-month-old Ben went missing.
The boy's grandfather Eddie was renovating the property at the time.
The police chief of Kos, Colonel Sergos Sentonas, has told Sky News the level of co-operation between the two nations along with scientific advances has made the new search possible.
He said: "We are hoping to get a positive answer for this boy's family and an answer to the whole mystery after 21 years."