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The Home Office has agreed to give another £150,000 for the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

The search has cost £11,600,000 so far and the funding was due to run out in September this year.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said at the time that the force was in ‘dialogue regarding further funding’ with the Home Office, which has now been granted according to Sky News sources.

Madeleine McCann on the day she went missing from the family's holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal. Thousands of pages of evidence assembled by the Portuguese detectives who investigated Madeleine's disappearance are expected to be made public today. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday August 4 2008. The police files from the exhaustive inquiry, which lasted over 14 months, are being made available to journalists after the shelving of the case a fortnight ago. Included in the mammoth dossier - said to run to 20,000 pages - are witness statements, transcripts of interviews with the McCanns and details of the lines of inquiry detectives pursued. See PA story POLICE Portugal. Photo credit should read: Kate McCann/PA Wire

Madeleine McCann on the day she went missing from the family’s holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal (Picture: PA)

Parents of missing girl Madeleine McCann, Kate (L) and Gerry McCann (R) pose with an artist's impression of how their daughter might look now at the age of nine ahead of a press conference in central London on May 2, 2012 five years after Madeleine's disappearance while on a family holiday in Portugal. Aged three at the time, the artist's impression depicts how Madeleine may now look, based on family photos of her, along with childhood images of her parents. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/GettyImages)

Parents Kate and Gerry McCann pose with an artist’s impression of how their daughter might look at the age of nine ahead of a press conference in central London in 2012 (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)

A Home Office spokesperson said they were maintaining an ‘ongoing dialogue with the MPS,’ today.

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Maddie, from Leicester, was three years old when she disappeared in May 2007 while on holiday with her parents in Praia da Luz, a resort in the Algarge region of Portugal.

Scotland Yard launched its own investigation, Operation Grange, in 2011 after a Portuguese inquiry failed to make any headway.

UK detectives were granted an extra £150,000 in March this year to continue the probe, until the end of September.

The Home Office said at the time that any requests for further funding by the Met Police would be ‘carefully considered.’

Undated family handout file photo of missing Madeleine McCann as her father, Gerry, has recalled his heartbreaking memories of the night his daughter disappeared 11 years ago. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday September 30, 2018. Gerry described the "horror" and "disbelief" of realising the three-year-old was missing from the family's holiday apartment in Portugal in May 2007. See PA story MISSING McCann. Photo credit should read: PA/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

The search has so far cost £11.6 million (Picture: )

The new funding is expected to last until the end of March 2019.

A spokesperson for Maddie’s parents Kate and Gerry McCann said in September: ‘They remain incredibly grateful to the police. They hope the Scotland Yard investigation continues and that more funding is granted.’

There has not been any significant clues to what happened to Maddie.

No arrests have ever been made in the case.