Community unites in search for missing Mikaeel Kular

Hundreds of people have gathered to join the search for a missing three-year-old boy who was last seen on Wednesday night.

Mikaeel Kular disappeared from his home in Edinburgh after being put to bed on Wednesday night and has not been seen since.

A major ground, air, sea and search has so far failed to find any sign of Mikaeel who has been described as a "friendly little boy".

By 10am, 180 members of the public had registered at the North Neighbourhood Centre in West Pilton Gardens to join the search with hundreds more waiting outside to register.

Police Scotland have appealed to the public to help find the three-year-old. Credit: PA Wire
The search will focus on the Silverknowes and Cramond area. Credit: PA Wire

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Mikaeel Kular disappeared from his home in Edinburgh. Credit: PA Wire
Volunteers were asked to dress in warm clothes for the search. Credit: PA Wire

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Inspector David Happs praised the community's response. Credit: PA Wire
Volunteers are briefed on the Forth shore where the search is about to begin. Credit: ITV News/Debi Edward

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Volunteer June Hoy hands out ear muffs she brought along to the search. Credit: ITV News/Lucia Walker

Police have set up a dedicated hotline for anyone with information about Mikaeel Kular's disappearance. The number is 0300 200 0200.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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