A Home Office spokesman added: “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 April 1 until September 2017.
“As with all applications the resources required are reviewed regularly and careful consideration is given before any new funding is allocated.”
Maddie’s parents Kate and Gerry McCann have worked tirelessly since her disappearance to try to find her, pouring their life’s savings into the investigation.
Combined with police funds, a total $17.9 million has been spent trying to recover Maddie.
There have been numerous leads and false sightings over the years. Last year, police conceded they believed Maddie had been kidnapped and sold into a child trafficking ring in Europe.
This article originally appeared on Starts At 60.
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