British police said on Saturday that they are investigating new leads after the family of Ben Needham, the toddler who disappeared on the Greek island of Kos 24 years ago, appeared on Greek TV on Friday night.
South Yorkshire police said they received “a number of calls” after the Fos sto Tounel (Light at the End of the Tunnel) show on Alpha TV.
The Daily Telegraph claimed that one man called in and suggested that he may be Ben.
Previous sightings or DNA tests on possible matches have proved fruitless.
Ben’s mother, Kerry Needham, his grandmother Christine and sister Leighanna took part in the three-hour TV show.
“Please end the pain that my family is suffering,” said Kerry during the program. “I know he’s out there somewhere.
Please call the police and please put an end to this.”
The UK Home Office granted South Yorkshire police 700,000 pounds (970,000 euros) to support Greek authorities in the continued search for Ben, who would currently be 25.