Home Office says police can probe Madeleine McCann for another year

Home Office ‘tells Met Police it will fund hunt for Madeleine McCann for another year’ in investigation that has already cost nearly £12million

  • Detectives have been given another year’s worth of funding into disappearance
  • Over £11.75million has been spent on the UK inquiry since it launched in 2013
  • New probe was launched after official Portuguese investigation was closed  

The Home Office has given the Metropolitan Police enough funding to investigate missing toddler Madeleine McCann’s disappearance for another year, sources claim. 

Detectives asked for more money to investigate the three-year-old’s disappearance in March.   

More than £11.75million has already been spent on trying to find the toddler since she went missing from her parents’ holiday apartment in Portugal on May 3 2007. 

But today Sky sources claimed police have been given the green light to spend even more public money on the probe, which began in 2013 after the Portuguese inquiry was closed. 

The Home Office has given the Metropolitan Police enough funding to investigate missing toddler Madeleine McCann’s disappearance for another year

At the end of 2018 her parents Kate and Gerry McCann, both 50, from Rothley, Leicestershire, vowed never to give up hope of finding their daughter in an emotional online message. 

The family’s spokesman said in a statement: ‘Kate and Gerry are extremely grateful to the Metropolitan Police for making a new funding application and whilst they know it is not guaranteed they are hoping it will be approved. 

‘It shows that officers are still doing everything they can to get a resolution after all this time. And it gives them hope that one day they may finally find out what happened to their daughter.

‘It gives them belief there is still work left to be done.’ 

Pictured: Kate and Gerry McCann have vowed to never give up hope of finding their daughter

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