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Madeleine – British police given more cash to extend investigation

by Brendan de Beer, in Algarve · 12-03-2017 07:22:00 · 3 Comments

British police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann have been awarded just over 100,000 euros to extend their search for a further six months.

Madeleine – British police given more cash to extend investigation

 

The news was confirmed by the British Home Office on Saturday evening.

 

A Home Office spokeswoman said: "Following an application from the Metropolitan Police for Special Grant funding, the Home Office has confirmed £85,000 in operational costs for Operation Grange for the period 1 April until September 2017.

 

"As with all applications, the resources required are reviewed regularly and careful consideration is given before any new funding is allocated."

 

The Metropolitan Police, who have been assisting their Portuguese counterparts since 2011 said: "The investigation is ongoing. We are not prepared to discuss any lines of inquiry while the investigation is ongoing."

 

There is one person who was near the area where Madeleine went missing who police want to speak to, the Sunday Express reported.

 

To date, the British taxpayer has funded Operation Grange to the tune of around almost 15 million euros.

 

The Portugal News contacted the PJ Police in Lisbon on Saturday evening who declined to comment at this latest development.

The investigation in Portugal is ongoing.

Comments

I am amazed given all the overwhelming evidence that the M C Canns seem immune to prosecution.
by Grant from Other on 13-03-2017 08:09:00
Why, we all know what happened, why aren't parants charged with neglect when in all rights should be, instead treated like royalty is not fair. To all those other children truly lost needing your help.
by Lisa mckinnell from UK on 12-03-2017 06:23:00
Can I just say that as a British taxpayer.. I, and many more, do not agree with spending even more money on this "investigation" when the facts already point in one direction only and I feel that the truth is being hidden... As a mum of four I want the rest of the world to know that British parents in general do not think it's acceptable to leave babies unsupervised and this is NOT normal family behaviour whilst home or abroad.
by Barb from UK on 12-03-2017 01:01:00

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