More funding agreed to find Madeleine McCann

The Home Office has agreed to fund the hunt for missing Madeleine McCann until March next year.

Madeleine was three when she vanished while on holiday with her parents in Praia da Luz on the Algarve coast on May 3rd, 2007.

The Metropolitan Police applied for another £300,000 to continuethe investigation in her disappearance into next year.

The Home Office said today (June 5th, 2019), that while a final decision on figures would not be made until October, force chiefs could be reassured that a "similar" level of funding would be granted for 2019/2020 as in 2018/19, when £300,000 was given.

In a blog on its website, the Home Office said:

Scotland Yard launched its own investigation, Operation Grange, into Madeleine's disappearance in 2013 after a Portuguese inquiry failed to make any headway.

Around £11.75 million has been spent since then to find her.