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Ben Needham goverment e-petition

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Catinthebed Mon 14-Oct-13 11:17:40

Hi Can I ask you all to support the goverment e-petition for Ben Needhams case to get the same UK police support as the Madeline McCann case.

I just can't imagine how you would cope if you child suddenly disappears.
I am aware there are possibly others my heart goes out to them too.

I don't know who to link to the petition.

KatyPutTheCuttleOn Mon 14-Oct-13 14:24:04


Manchesterhistorygirl Mon 14-Oct-13 14:25:46


LittleMissGerardBOOOOOtler Mon 14-Oct-13 14:27:11

I have signed.

shellbot Mon 14-Oct-13 14:28:44

Done as well.

cranberryorange Mon 14-Oct-13 14:30:06


nicename Mon 14-Oct-13 14:30:07

Whatever happened to the 'lead' earlier this year when there was a gypsy man that was reported to be Ben? Did they ever do DNA tests on him?

Sparklyblue Mon 14-Oct-13 14:33:35


MrsBungle Mon 14-Oct-13 14:35:12


shellbot Mon 14-Oct-13 14:35:12

I've just added this to the Sheffield Forum site so hopefully will get more people signing.

shellbot Mon 14-Oct-13 14:35:16

I've just added this to the Sheffield Forum site so hopefully will get more people signing.

morethanpotatoprints Mon 14-Oct-13 14:35:26

I have signed too, and pointing it out to F&F
Thank you, for bringing it to our attention thanks

fragola Mon 14-Oct-13 14:35:37


RiverRocks Mon 14-Oct-13 14:44:37

Done. I'm glad his case is being brought back into the public eye sad

sweetmelissa Mon 14-Oct-13 14:50:29


Nancy66 Mon 14-Oct-13 14:51:27

I wish the authors of petitions would get somebody to check them over for spelling and grammar first.

It may seem trivial but I bet it puts people off signing.

AmberLeaf Mon 14-Oct-13 14:54:29

It is trivial.

whitemonkey Mon 14-Oct-13 14:55:59

I hope no one would be so up themselves that they wouldn't sign a petition requesting help for a child because of spelling fgs.

Onesleeptillwembley Mon 14-Oct-13 15:06:47

Done. And Nancy - dfod

Nancy66 Mon 14-Oct-13 15:10:11

oh fuck off yourself. I'm just saying that if you go to the trouble of setting up a petition at least take the time to make sure it reads well and contains accurate information.

Sallykitten Mon 14-Oct-13 15:16:35

Nancy66 not all missing children have publicity teams and PRs to write and precheck any public statements.

I imagine that they're doing the best with the resources available to them.

It's shocking that Kerry Needham hasn't even had a letter in reply to the one she sent David Cameron asking for more support to find Ben.

Particularly when other people seem to have had a direct line to prime ministers past and present. But I guess money talks and poor Kerry has none.

LittleMissGerardBOOOOOtler Mon 14-Oct-13 15:20:35

Strangely enough grammar isn't the first thing that comes to mind when signing a petition about a missing child hmm

It certainly wouldn't stop me signing it either, I do think its a shame that all missing children don't get the publicity MM does sad

propertyNIGHTmareBEFOREXMAS Mon 14-Oct-13 16:51:30

The grammar point is a low blow. Not everyone is literate. It's not a job application, it is a request for help to find a missing child.

Punkrockisdead Mon 14-Oct-13 16:56:42

The spelling and grammar isn't even that bad, it's still completely readable. I can't imagine why it would put off anyone if they could help a missing child by signing. Bizarre comment.

Catinthebed Tue 15-Oct-13 00:01:34

Thank you to all who have taken the time to sign.

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