After spending over $1,268,475, are authorities still searching for three-year-old Madeleine McCann?
She went missing from her parent’s apartment on the evening of 3rd May 2007 in the seaside resort of Praia da Luz in south-west Portugal. Madeleine was asleep in the room, while her parents dined nearby. On checking on her at approximately 10pm they discovered she was missing. Madeleine is described as a happy go lucky child with long blonde/sandy hair and green/hazel eyes. Her right eye is distinctive as the pupil runs into the blue-green iris.
British police have now spent nearly £750,000 looking into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, it emerged today.
The new figure follows revelations earlier this year that Leicestershire police’s part in the search for the missing girl amounted to £548,477 in 2007-08.
Today the force said the costs for 2008-09 had added £196,756 to that sum, taking the total to £745,233.
Some of the cost has been reimbursed by a Home Office grant of £525,069.