Police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann are to ask for more funds to extend their search, it has been reported.
More than £11 million 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 when she was three-years-old.
As funding only remains in place until the end of September, the Metropolitan Police are now planning to request more money from the Government ‘to pursue a final line of inquiry’, according to Sky News.
In March, the Home Office granted officers £85,000 to cover ‘operational costs’ to continue with the investigation, known as Operation Grange, between April and September this year.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said: ‘Funding is in place until the end of September. Any details about future funding will be released when appropriate.’