Madeleine McCann search set to be given more money

Madeline disappeared in 2007

Detectives searching for Madeleine McCann are set to be given more cash in the £11m hunt for the missing girl.

The Home Office is likely to approve the Met Police’s request for extra funds to help continue the investigation into Madeleine’s disappearance.

Funds for Operation Grange – established to probe what happened when the little girl went missing – are set to run out in days.

But a source told the Sun Online “there will be no problem” with new funds being given the green light and the operation will not be axed.

A Met Police source said today: “There has been some recent speculation that the investigation into Madeleine’s disappearance could be put on hold or discontinued because of the coronavirus epidemic and a shortage of officers working.

“This isn’t the case and we can’t see the outbreak causing a problem for this ongoing inquiry.

“Neither can the Home Office.

“We’ve been told there will hopefully be no problem with new funding.”

Madeleine’s parents Kate and Gerry say they’re buoyed up by Scotland Yard’s “iron will determination” to continue with the search for their daughter, who vanished during a family holiday in Portugal nearly 13 years ago.

Through their spokesman Clarence Mitchell, the couple say they are “greatly encouraged that officers believe there is active work left to be done”.


“The Met has an iron will determination to find the answers Kate and Gerry so desperately want.”

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