Detectives investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann have reportedly applied for more money to continue their hunt.

Maddie, who vanished from her family’s holiday apartment at a beach resort while on a family trip to Praia de Luz in Portugal’s Algarve in May 2007, has never been seen since.

The Metropolitan Police has already been handed £12 million to investigate the case and are set to ask the Home Office for more.

It is understood the Home Office has received details of the Met’s anticipated spending on Operation Grange for 2020 - 2021 and the request will be considered in due course.

Maddie vanished from her family’s holiday apartment in May 2007

It is not know how much the police have asked for but a further £300k was awarded to the investigation last June.

The Met’s funds for the investigation into the toddler’s disappearance is set to run dry within four weeks.

The apartment block at the Ocean club in Praia da Luz, Portugal, where Maddie went missing
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The McCanns’ family spokesman Clarence Mitchell was quoted as saying: “Is is good news that the Met Police are seeking a new budget to continue the search for Madeleine.”

The Met Police did not comment last night (WED).