Madeleine - British police given more cash to extend investigation

  • Madeleine - British police given more cash to extend investigation

Madeleine - British police given more cash to extend investigation

The Metropolitan Police were awarded a total of £85,000 by the UK Home Office which will help extend the search for Madeleine by another six months from April to September of this year. Authorities say he "kept secrets" from them during the initial investigation.

"They are not suggesting he stole Maddie but he may know people who could have been involved after a burglary went wrong".

"Then detectives know they have done everything in their power to try to solve the case".

Three-year-old Maddie vanished from a holiday apartment in Portugal's Praia da Luz almost in May 2007 while they were dining nearby with friends.

Another source reportedly said: "There is just one person detectives want to speak to who was near to the area Madeleine disappeared from 10 years ago".

The newspaper claimed there has been an global search to find the person. Several suspects have been questioned but no arrests have ever been made.

The Metropolitan Police have refused to comment on whether the person of interest was a suspect or a potential witness.

A family spokesman said: "Kate and Gerry remain incredibly grateful to the Home Office and the Met Police for the continued work into the search for their daughter".

The slow-moving investigation had been in danger of stopping altogether so this comes as welcome news for the couple.

Police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann have been granted £85,000 to continue their search.

The girl's parents have continued to never give up hope in finding Madeleine, who would be 11 years old now.

The Home Office has approved the extra funding to continue with the probe, known as Operation Grange, until September.

Her parents had left Madeleine and her younger twin siblings asleep while they went for dinner with friends at a nearby tapas restaurant.