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Legal expert joins Damien Nettles' team after helping family of Ben Needham

Friday, October 21, 2016 - 11:23

THE barrister who helped secure £700,000 to continue investigations into the disappearance of toddler Ben Needham has joined the campaign to find out what happened to Damien Nettles.
November 2 will mark the 20th anniversary of Damien's disappearance in Cowes, when he was aged 16.
His family has never given up the search for answers and today (Friday) it was revealed they had received the backing of Ian Brownhill, of human rights and public law specialists No5 Chambers.
Mr Brownhill was part of the campaign that secured cash from then home secretary Theresa May to help efforts to find out what happened to the toddler Ben Needham on the Greek island of Kos.
Campaigners involved in Damien's case approached him for help and he will now work with the Nettles family in a bid to discover the truth behind Damien's disappearance.
Damien's mother Valerie Nettles, who now lives in Texas, said: "We are really grateful to Ian for agreeing to work with us, and confident that his experience in working with Ben Needham’s family will help keep Damien’s story in the public domain."
Mr Brownhill said: "I am delighted to have begun work with Valerie Nettles about clarifying where the investigation into Damien's disappearance has got to and where it is going in future."
The case was at the centre of a BBC3 documentary earlier this year, Unsolved: The Boy who Disappeared, and it was revealed today that one of the investigative reporters who worked on the case, Bronagh Munro, was continuing to work on the case.
She said: "Many outstanding lines of enquiry remain unsatisfied."

 


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