Woman Charged In Connection With Mikaeel Kular's Death

A 33 year old woman has been arrested and charged in connection with the death of 3 year old Mikaeel Kular

The 3 year old was reported missing from his home in Edinburgh on Thursday morning. 

After a 2 day investigation a body was found in Fife on Friday night. 

At a press conference on Saturday at 11pm, Assistant Chief Constable Malcolm Graham confirmed that body has been formally identified as Mikaeel Kumar

The woman who's been charged is expected to appear in court in Edinburgh on Monday.

ACC Graham said "I would like to again recognise the overwhelming public assistance that Police Scotland have received during the course of this very complex investigation. This includes his family and friends, with whom our thoughts remain."

"Over 200 civilian volunteers joined the search for Mikaeel within the Pennywell, Muirhouse and Silverknowes areas of Edinburgh during adverse weather conditions and cold temperatures.
"In addition, our dedicated number received in excess of 500 calls, with people wishing to provide information to help establish Mikaeel's whereabouts.
"I would like to extend my sincerest thanks to you all for your vital support.
"My thanks also go to the various external search agencies who provided essential resources, equipment and personnel during this enquiry. Police Scotland is immensely grateful for your contribution.
"Enquiries continue, led by the Major Investigation Team of Police Scotland, supported by a range of local and national specialist assets from across the country. I ask that anybody who has any information that they feel would assist the investigation contacts the police. "