Madeleine McCann cops have requested more cash in their £12million hunt for the missing tot who vanished while on holiday in Portugal.

Detectives have reportedly put in a bid for more cash from the Home Office to help find missing Maddie.

Maddie is one of the world’s most high profile missing people, vanishing from a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz while she was just two.

The case reportedly currently faces running out of money within four weeks as the hunt has been on for almost 13 years.

Around £12million has be spent on the investigation by UK authorities – being awarded £300k last June.

Gerry and Kate McCann – who have never given up hope that Maddie would found – have hailed the “iron will determination” of detectives.

Madeleine McCann went missing from a holiday in Portugal

Family spokesman Clarence Mitchell told The Sun Online: “It is good news that the Met Police are seeking a new budget to continue the search for Madeleine .

"Kate and Gerry are greatly encouraged that officers still believe there is active work left to be done and do hope that the Home Office grants their request.

“Whilst an active investigation is ongoing it gives them hope that one day they will find out what happened to Madeleine after all these years.

"The Met has a iron will determination to find the answers Kate and Gerry so desperately want.”

Kate and Gerry McCann are still searching for Maddie

Home Office officials confirmed they have received a request from the Met Police for funding for the probe.

“We have received details of the Metropolitan Police Service’s anticipated spending for Operation Grange in 2020/21,” a spokesman said.

"Requests for funding will be considered in due course, in line with our standard Special Grant process.”

Maddie’s disappearance remains a mystery – by police continue to pursue a number of leads to track her down.

Maddie disappeared on the evening of May, 3, 2007 while she was sleeping alongside her siblings in a holiday apartment at the Ocean Club.

Kate and Gerry were dining within view of the apartment at the nearby tapas restaurant, and were taking turns, along with pals, to go check on the children.

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Her mum discovered she had vanished at around 10pm, sparking a major hunt throughout the resort over the following weeks.

Operation Grange has been active since May, 2011, as the Met Police took over the investigation – probing thousands of sightings and dozens of suspects.