Anorak News | Madeleine McCann Hunt Cost Police Third Of Shannon Matthews’ Price

Madeleine McCann Hunt Cost Police Third Of Shannon Matthews’ Price

by | 3rd, August 2009

mccann-reward1MADELEINE McCann Watch: Anorak’s at-a-glance look at Madeleine McCann in the news – The police bill…

Sky News: “Revealed: The Police Bill For Madeleine Hunt”

British police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann have spent almost three quarters of a million pounds on the case.

The Breakdown

The force’s part in the search for the missing little girl cost £548,477 in 2007-08.

An extra £196,756 has been spent in 2008-09 – taking the total to £745,233.

Some of the cost has so far been reimbursed by a Home Office grant of £525,069.

The Grant

In February, the Home Office said if a local police force has to incur extra costs for a Government event, its authority can ask for “special grant support from the Home Secretary.”

Says the McCanns’ spokesman, Clarence Mitchell:

“The police keep Kate and Gerry informed as and when appropriate and let them know of any movement on the case and Kate and Gerry are grateful to them. Obviously they have spent a lot of money on helping to find Madeleine and they are grateful to them for that effort.

“But Leicestershire Police are still bound by the Portuguese authorities as they are the lead force even though technically the case has been shelved over there, pending any significant developments.

“Leicestershire do what they can under the circumstances and Kate and Gerry are grateful for being kept in the loop.”

The hunt for Shannon Matthews cost £2.7million.

Madeleine McCann is missing…

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