£85,000 have been granted to the police investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann to extend the search for a further six months.
An extension on the investigation:
Operation Grange, which is the name of the probe into Madeleine McCann’s disappearance has been granted funding in order to be extended until September this year.
In May 2007, three year old Madeleine, of Rothley, Leicestershire disappeared from her family’s holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal
Operational costs are the main reason for the extra funding.
Kate and Gerry McCann, Madeleine’s parents, have promised that they will never give up hope in finding their daughter.
The Metropolitan Police has been assisting with the search for clues about what happened to the toddler since 2011. Officers have visited the holiday resort in 2014.
A statement by a Home Office spokeswoman said: “Following an application from the Metropolitan Police for Special Grant funding, the Home Office has confirmed £85,000 in operational costs for Operation Grange for the period 1 April until September 2017. As with all applications, the resources required are reviewed regularly and careful consideration is given before any new funding is allocated.”
As of today, Operation Grange has cost a total of £11.1m
The Met Police stated: “”The investigation is ongoing. We are not prepared to discuss any lines of inquiry while the investigation is ongoing.”
According to the Sunday Express, there was one person who was near the area where Madeleine went missing who police want to speak to. There has been an international search to find the person.