BEN MUM SLAMS McCANN ‘ATTACK’
THE decision by Kate and Gerry McCann to shut down their Twitter account because of vicious online abuse has been criticised by the mother of snatched toddler Ben Needham.
Tension has been building between the two missing persons campaigns in recent weeks, after Kerry Needham, whose son Ben ( left) vanished 24 years ago in Greece, questioned the huge sum of police cash spent on the search for Madeleine McCann.
The official Find Madeleine Campaign group, endorsed by the McCanns from Leicester, said it has experienced a spike in abuse over the past few weeks and reportedly moved to block Twitter accounts supported by the Ben Needham Campaign.
Ms Needham said: “It feels like a personal attack on me. It is deeply, deeply hurtful.
“I have myself had massive amounts of slanderous abuse from supporters of the McCann campaign in the past but I have never taken that personally.”
She added: “I have never criticised the McCann family. I have only ever criticised the authorities for the way the two cases have been handled so differently.”