'The worst thing imaginable': Kate McCann says her 'heart goes out' to Ben Needham's mother as Kerry prepares for the worst while police in Kos dig SECOND site
By Tracey Kandohla In Kos For Mail Online
Published: 13:10, 6 October 2016
Kate McCann says her 'heart goes out' to the mum of missing Ben Needham who is bracing herself for her son's body being dug up on a Greek island.
Madeleine's mother endured the same gut wrenching ordeal just two years ago when police in Portugal started digging for the possible remains of her lost daughter. They found nothing.
Today, police in Kos moved to search a new dig site, just a kilometre from where Ben disappeared in 1991.
The area - which has never been searched - was only brought to the attention of lead officer Detective Inspector Jon Cousins in June this year
Second site: Officers started digging up a second site in Kos today after the previously unsearched area was brought to the attention of British police in June.
As Kerry prepares for the 'worst', Kate offered her 'strength and solidarity'.
A close friend of the former GP told MailOnline: 'This brings back dreadful memories for Kate. She went through a similar horrendous experience a few years back when the authorities were digging for Madeleine.
'Not knowing if they are going to unearth the remains of your child as you wait helplessly is the worst thing imaginable. It is galling.
'Kate's says her heart goes out to Kerry Needham at such a traumatic time. She is very sympathetic and wants to offer her strength and solidarity.
'They have met up in the past as fellow mums of high profile missing children and share a seemingly never ending pain and anguish.'
The new search area in Kos is believed to be a dumping ground for rubble taken from the farmhouse where Ben went missing.
Officers believe stone and earth was taken from the farmhouse on the day or day after Ben vanished on July 24, 1991.Read more...