Belfast Telegraph

Police ask for more funds in Madeleine McCann probe

By Henry Vaughan

The parents of missing Madeleine McCann have been offered fresh hope after police asked for more funds to keep the investigation alive.

More than £11m has been spent on the probe to find the missing girl, who vanished from the family's holiday apartment in Praia da Luz in Portugal in May 2007, aged three.

With funding for the investigation in place until the end of September, the Metropolitan Police have requested more money from the Government.

The Home Office said the application will be considered.

A spokesman said: "The Home Office has provided funding to the Metropolitan Police for Operation Grange and the resources required are reviewed regularly with careful consideration given before any new funding is allocated."

Madeleine's parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, of Rothley, Leicestershire, have vowed to never give up hope of finding their daughter.

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