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Mother of Mikaeel Kular has been arrested and charged in connection to his death

Published 18/01/2014 | 23:17

Mikaeel's mother Rosdeep (left) and her three-year-old son Mikaeel
Mikaeel's mother Rosdeep (left) and her three-year-old son Mikaeel
Katie McGarry, four, holds a candle in Ferry Gait Crescent in Edinburgh, Scotland, near to the home of missing three-year-old Mikaeel Kular, as his mother has reportedly been detained by police after a child's body was discovered in Kirkcaldy, Fife shortly before midnight yesterday. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.
UNSPECIFIED, UNDATED: In this undated handout photo provided by Scotland Police, missing three-year-old boy Mikaeel Kular smiles for the camera in a photo reased on January 16, 2013. Three year old Mikaeel Kular was last seen at  9 O'clock last night when he went to bed at his home in Ferry Gait Crescent, Edinburgh. Police are searching the local area and have appealed for any information.  (Photo by Scotland Police via via Getty Images)
A young girl holds a candle in Ferry Gait Crescent in Edinburgh, Scotland, near to the home of missing three-year-old Mikaeel Kular, as his mother has reportedly been detained by police after a child's body was discovered in Kirkcaldy, Fife shortly before midnight yesterday. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.
Candles and tributes left in Ferry Gait Crescent in Edinburgh, Scotland, near to the home of missing three-year-old Mikaeel Kular, as his mother has reportedly been detained by police after a child's body was discovered in Kirkcaldy, Fife shortly before midnight yesterday. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.
Missing Mikaeel: Police press conference after body found
Police by woodland near a house in Kirkcaldy, Scotland after a child's body, believed to be that of missing 3 year old Mikaeel Kular, has been found. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday January 18, 2014. See PA story MISSING Boy. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
Police by woodland near a house in Kirkcaldy, Scotland after a child's body, believed to be that of missing 3 year old Mikaeel Kular, has been found
Members of the public and professional services take part in the search after 3-year-old Mikaeel Kular (inset) went missing
A teddy bear placed outside a house in Kirkcaldy, Scotland after a child's body, believed to be that of missing 3 year old Mikaeel Kular, has been found

THE mother of Mikaeel Kular has been arrested and charged as part of the investigation into her son's death.

Police did not name the woman - although it is being reported by a number of outlets to be Rosdeep Kular, the toddler's mother.

The development was announced late tonight by Police Scotland Assistant Chief Constable Malcolm Graham, who said: "During the course of today, the investigation into the disappearance of Mikaeel Kular has continued at pace.

"Following formal identification, I can now confirm that a 33-year-old woman has been arrested and charged in connection with Mikaeel's death.

"The woman is expected to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday."

The three-year-old was reported missing in the early hours of Thursday morning from the family home in Edinburgh.

It was reported that Mikaeel was last seen on Wednesday night when his mother put him to bed at their home in Ferry Gait Crescent in Edinburgh at 9pm.

She reported him missing after going to check on him at 7.15am the following day and finding he wasn't there.

The little boy, who had two sisters and two brothers, usually slept in the same room as his twin sister but was alone in another room on Wednesday night.

After the alarm was raised, hundreds of volunteers from the local community joined emergency services in the search Mikaeel.

His body was found in Fife, a region north of Edinburgh across the Firth of Forth.

His remains were removed from the scene earlier today for further examination.

Irish Independent

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