Madeleine McCann: New hope as police investigate two 'specific and active' new leads

Investigators from Scotland Yard have revealed they are looking into "two specific and active" lines of inquiry into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. 

The missing girl's parents Kate and Gerry McCann are "greatly encouraged" that police could be getting closer to finding their daughter, after a sit-down meeting with investigators last week, reports The Express. 

A source told the paper officers were "confident and hopeful they could get a result."

The specifics of the leads have not been made public over fears the suspects will go into hiding.

Madeleine McCann, then three, disappeared from her parent's hotel room in Portugal in May 2007. 

The investigation into her disappearance, dubbed 'Operation Grange' has cost over £11 million (NZ$20,560,000) so far. 

The Home Office has confirmed additional funding for the investigation to pursue the new leads. The latest round of funding is expected to be around £150,000 (NZ$280,000), covering Operation Grange until March next year.

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