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Scotland Yard has asked that the Home Office provide another year of funding in the search for Madeleine McCann.
The Home Office received the official request from detectives today as funding for Operation Grange begins to run out.
£11million - Madeleine - Portugal - May - Parents
More than £11million has so far been spent on trying to find Madeleine who went missing in Portugal on May 3, 2007, while her parents were dining in a nearby tapas restaurant.
It is hoped the extra funding, which will see investigations continue until March 2020, will bring new hope in finding Madeleine.
December - Metropolitan - Police - Commissioner - Cressida
In December, the Metropolitan Police commissioner Cressida Dick had reportedly backed the long-running Operation Grange, which has so far cost some £11.75million, and defended the ongoing search for the British girl.
A month earlier, the probe into the missing girl's disappearance had also been granted £150,000 more funding by the Home Office.
Statement - Year - Home - Office - 'We
In a statement last year the Home Office had said: 'We have received and are considering a request from the Metropolitan Police Service to extend funding for Operation Grange until the end of March 2019.
'The Home Office maintains an ongoing dialogue with the MPS regarding.'
£11million - Search - Madeleine - Twins - Sean
So far more than £11million has been spent on the search for Madeleine, who disappeared in 2007 as she slept with her twins Sean and Amelie in a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal.
Following a request by Home Secretary at the time Theresa May, the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine...
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