Police Report Suggests They Are ‘Close’ To Finding The Madeleine McCann Kidnapper

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After a £154,000 investment from the Home Office, Scotland Yard has confirmed that they will be continuing the investigation into Madeleine McCann’s disappearance. So far, over £11 million has been spent on the operation named ‘Operation Grange’ since her abduction in May 2007.

Her parents, Kate and Gerry McCann have previously stated that there is still much work to be done, but it requires extra funding. The influx of funding to ‘Operation Grange’ was reported by David Collin of the Sunday Times. He tweeted the Home Office’s decision, writing, “Sources say Home Office will grant further £154,000 to Operation Grange – the investigation into Madeleine McCann’s disappearance.”

He continued, “The Met’s hunt for Madeleine McCann is set to continue with an announcement of further funding, sources say. Operation Grange will continue until at least March 2018.” The search and investigation were heavily pursued from 2011 onwards, but the number of detectives working on the case was cut to 4 from 29 about two years ago.

The police had requested additional funding, claiming that they were closer to apprehending the suspected kidnapper.

After the request for more funding, the McCann’s spokesperson Clarence Mitchell released a statement stating, “Kate and Gerry are extremely thankful to the Metropolitan Police for requesting extra funding.”

Mitchell added, “They are very encouraged there remains work to be done that requires them seeking an extra budget. They are hoping naturally, it will be granted.”

“…They are grateful to all those officers who are still working on the case and are actively looking for Madeleine.”

He also stated that the McCanns “appreciate everything the police have done and are doing to get a resolution after all this time.”

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