The investigation into Madeleine McCann’s disappearance will continue after detectives were given more funding for the search.
The Home Office has confirmed that an application from the Metropolitan Police for more money to fund Operation Grange – the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine in 2007 – will be granted.
A spokesman said: “The Government remains committed to the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.
“We have briefed the MPS that its application for Special Grant funding for Operation Grange will be granted.”
According to the Daily Mail, the latest round of funding could be as much as £150,000.
Government funding for the investigation into Madeleine’s disappearance has been agreed every six months, with £154,000 granted in October last year set to last until the end of March.
Clarence Mitchell, spokesman for the McCanns, told the Mail that Madeleine’s parents Kate and Gerry McCann were “incredibly grateful” to the Home Office for granting the money request.
He said: “They are very encouraged that the Met Police still believe there is work left to be done and they are incredibly grateful to the Home Office for providing an extra budget for the investigation.”