Marathon show on Buchan Community Radio for Ben Needham campaign

Scott Morrison hosted a marathon show on Buchan Community Radio in support of the Find Ben Needham campaign.
Scott Morrison hosted a marathon show on Buchan Community Radio in support of the Find Ben Needham campaign.

A presenter from Buchan Community Radio hosted a marathon 12-hour show to raise awareness for the Find Ben Needham campaign.

Ben disappeared from the Greek island of Kos in 1991 aged only 21 months old.

Undated file handout photo of Ben Needham, as the family of the boy who went missing on the Greek island of Kos 22 years ago, have said they are spending his 24th birthday waiting for the results of a DNA test on a young man who has come forward.  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday October 29, 2013. A man who handed himself in to authorities in Cyprus this week has facial similarities with reconstructions of how Ben may now look, the family said. He came forward after a video emerged of him at a church in Limassol, on the island. Ben's family, from Sheffield, said he had now been DNA tested and they believe the results may be available tomorrow. See PA story MISSING Ben. Photo credit should read: PA Wire/PA Wire''NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

Undated file handout photo of Ben Needham, as the family of the boy who went missing on the Greek island of Kos 22 years ago, have said they are spending his 24th birthday waiting for the results of a DNA test on a young man who has come forward. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday October 29, 2013. A man who handed himself in to authorities in Cyprus this week has facial similarities with reconstructions of how Ben may now look, the family said. He came forward after a video emerged of him at a church in Limassol, on the island. Ben's family, from Sheffield, said he had now been DNA tested and they believe the results may be available tomorrow. See PA story MISSING Ben. Photo credit should read: PA Wire/PA Wire''NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

The case is one of the longest missing persons investigations in British history and although no trace of him has ever been found, recent developments in similar cases around Europe have given his family new hope.

The radio marathon was organised and presented by 38-year-old Scott Morrison.

Mr Morrison, who works at Lost Guest House in Peterhead, volunteers for both the radio and campaign in his spare time.

Mr Morrison said: “We’ve been doing a 12 hour radio show marathon for the Help Find Ben Needham campaign, just to raise more awareness for the capaign.

“I just started volunteering at Buchan Community Radio a month or so ago and they kindly gave me 12 hours to do this.

“The response has been amazing. We’ve been very busy with calls, with emails, with Facebook and Twitter requests, and with messages of support for the Needham family.”

Ben’s story has been in the headlines once again recently with developments in similar missing children cases across Europe.

“The number of people liking the Facebook page and Twitter has increased since this story of the girl with the Roma gypsies.

“A lot of good leads about Ben have come in and there’s an investigation as we speak.”

Recent DNA tests on a man in Cyprus who ‘bore a resemblance’ to how Ben may look now proved to be negative.