Litigation by whom exactly?! The Met get credible intelligence that this man accidentally killed Ben and are supposed to what? Sit on it? Keep quiet? Do nothing?
It is not a cop's brief to make public accusations of criminality against any person live or dead on national TV. If they have proof let them bring it out otherwise they should keep shtum.
By suggesting that Ben was run over by a digger, DI Cousins has publicly implicated digger driver Constantine Barkas in his death.Digger driver at centre of Ben Needham police probe was
successful businessman who 'knew everyone on the island'
Despite his wealth Dino spent many days in the cab of his huge digger.
He was clearing access for a delivery of concrete on the day Ben went missing, on a building site just 100 yards from the farmhouse where the toddler was playing in the village of Iraklis.
When quizzed by the Daily Mirror in 2012 he said: “Yes, I was the man with the JCB that day.
Loads of earth were being taken to clear the ground for the new house down the road.
“I think people were misled in thinking the child was abducted. Could there have been an accident?
"I don’t think so, but no one really knows what happened.” But Dino later insisted to his close family that Ben had been abducted.
It has been claimed Ben could have been killed in an accident but his body then removed from the scene and buried elsewhere.
British police have been looking into the timetable of events leading up to Ben’s disappearance.
After Dino’s death last year a new witness told police there were two areas of land where building waste had been dumped by Dino which had never been searched.
Son Valandis Barkas, 29, said: “My dad lived his life with this hanging over him and I cannot believe they are still hounding him even after his death.
"He had nothing to do with Ben’s disappearance. Towards the end he was a very ill man, and he was very concerned and worried about everything to do with Ben coming back. It upset him a lot.
"My mother is very, very tired. She lost her husband and now she has to go through all this.
"When the British police came here he went up there to the site to help them.
"He told them they could look as much as they want but they would not find the little boy there.
“As far as I know the boy was abducted. That’s what my dad always said and that’s what our family still believe today.
"My father was a very good, honest man. My dad always told the police and prosecutors that there wasn’t an accident.
"He said the boy was taken away and almost certainly taken to Athens.”
He added: “I hope that Ben is still alive. As a father myself I cannot imagine what his mother is going through.”
He said his father died from cirrhosis of the liver after suffering from intestinal problems for some time.
Dino’s brother Ioannis branded the renewed investigation “disgusting”.
He said: “My brother is dead – he cannot defend himself. Why don’t they let his soul rest in peace.
“I don’t understand why they are still chasing Dino. Are they going to take a dead man in to court?”http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/digger-driver-centre-ben-needham-8852737