Renewed hope for Maddie’s parents after search operation is granted more money

2017-09-29 12:50
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Just when it seemed as though it was all over – Kate and Gerry McCann have been given good news regarding the decade-long search for their missing daughter.

Another £154 000 (R2,45 million) has been granted to police to continue their search for Madeleine McCann, who went missing in 2007, reports The Sun.

YOU reported earlier in the week that more than £11million (R197 million) had so far been spent by Scotland Yard in the search – but funds were dwindling.

According to The Mirror there had only been enough money available for the investigation, known as Operation Grange, to continue until the end of September 2017.

However, the extra funds were granted by the Home Office following an urgent application by the Metropolitan Police.

“Following an application from the Metropolitan Police, the Home Office has confirmed funding for Operation Grange until the end of March 2018,” a Home Office spokesman told Metro UK.

“As with all applications, the resources required are reviewed regularly and careful consideration is given before any funding is allocated.”

Maddie went missing in May 2007, while on holiday with her parents in Praia da Luz, Portugal.

The then three-year-old disappeared from her room while Kate and Gerry were having dinner at a nearby tapas restaurant with friends.

Many theories have since surfaced about what might have happened to little Maddie, but over a decade later, the mystery remains.

Maddie’s parent Kate and Gerry are reportedly “extremely thankful” to both the Home Office and Scotland Yard for the continued funding, their spokesman Clarence Mitchell said to The Sun.

“They are grateful to all those officers who are still working on the case and are actively looking for Madeleine.

"They appreciate everything the police have done and are doing to get a resolution after all this time.”

Sources:  The Sun, The Mirror, Metro UK

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