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Police Reveal That They Are Closing In On New Leads In Madeleine McCann's Disappearance

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The Home Office has given the Metropolitan Police £154,000 ($206,000 USD) to extend their search for Madeleine McCann.

The little girl was just three-years-old when she disappeared on May 3, 2007 from the family's holiday apartment in Portugal.

When the investigation began in 2011, there were 29 detectives working on the case, but in 2015 that was cut down to just four.

Madeleine McCann's parents, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann.Daily Star

Scotland Yard requested extra cash to extend its investigation into the little girl's disappearance after revealing that it was investigating "significant" leads.

Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley described the new leads as "very worthwhile."

Now, the Home Office has confirmed that funding will continue for Operation Grange until the end of March 2018.

So far, the search for Madeleine McCann has cost £11M (about $15 million USD).

There has been no confirmation regarding the exact nature of these "worthwhile" leads, although the Metropolitan Police have said in April that they were still pursuing a critical line of inquiry.

What do you think? Could this be the break they need?

[h/t BBC]