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The Search For Madeleine McCann Continues After Eleven Years

In fresh developments, the Metropolitan Police has been granted more funds by the British Home Office to carry on its 11-year search for Madeleine McCann.

It's believed around $275,000 AU will go towards the investigation into her disappearance, code named Operation Grange. 

A representative of the Home Office told MailOnline: "The Government remains committed to the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann."

"We have briefed the Metropolitan Police Service that its application for Special Grant funding for Operation Grange will be granted."

Detectives haven't revealed the details regarding the 'important final line of inquiry' they are pursuing.

A Scotland Yard spokesperson said: "We cannot give a running commentary on the investigation while it is ongoing."

A McCann family spokesman Clarence Mitchell said, "They (Kate and Gerry McCann) 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"

"It gives them hope that one day they may finally find out what happened to their daughter."

Madeleine vanished from the family's holiday apartment in Praia da Luz in Portugal in May 2007, aged three.

She would now be nearly 15.

A Home Office spokesperson added: "The inquiry has not reached a conclusion and we're continuing with focus and determination. There are no immediate plans to reduce officer numbers further at this time."

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