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Picture released of Mikaeel Kular crime scene

A picture has been released of the spot where a mother who admitted to killing her three-year-old son dumped his body.

The place where Mikaeel Kular's mother dumped his body.
The place where Mikaeel Kular's mother dumped his body. Credit: Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

Rosdeep Adekoya told police took Mikaeel Kular's twin sister to nursery before driving straight to Fife, where she hid the suitcase containing the youngsters corpse.

During a police interview she broke down and told officers: "It was an accident and I panicked. I am going to go to the jail," according to STV. Asked where Mikaeel was, she replied: "In the woods behind my sister's house."

She then took police to her son's body in the woods, telling them he was "to the left under trees in a suitcase" which she had covered with branches, the station reported.

Advocate depute Alex Prentice told the High Court in Edinburgh: "Detective Sergeant Phil Richards undid the straps of the suitcase and opened the camouflage material within which was the body of Mikaeel Kular, who was quite clearly dead."

The image was released by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service.

Mum found it 'hard to love' the son she killed

The internet history from a mother who admitted to killing her three-year-old son showed searches including "I find it hard to love my son", "Why am I so aggressive with my son" and "Get rid of bruises," a court heard.

Using her phone, Rosdeep Adekoya also looked up, "I love all of my children except one," shortly before she battered Mikaeel Kular to death, the High Court in Edinburgh heard.

Adekoya, 34, pled guilty to culpable homicide.

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Medical assistance may have saved Mikaeel Kular

Medical assistance may have saved three-year-old Mikaeel Kular's life if it had been called for, a court heard.

Mikaeel Kular could have been saved.
Medical assistance could have saved Mikaeel Kular. Credit: Facebook

The youngster had more than 40 separate injuries to his body, including bruises to his back, chin and cheek, trauma to the brain, haemorrhage in the spinal cord and injuries to his arms.

The final cause of death was found to be "blunt force abdominal trauma." His mother Rosdeep Adekoya, 34, has pleaded guilty to culpable homicide.

Advocate depute Alex Prentice told the High Court in Edinburgh: "If medical assistance had been called for, death might not have resulted."

Mother 'lost her temper' before battering son to death

A mother "lost her temper" with her three-year-old son before she battered him to death, a court heard.

Mikaeel Kular's sickness caused his mother to 'lose her temper.'
Mikaeel Kular's sickness caused his mother to 'lose her temper.' Credit: Facebook

When Mikaeel Kular was repeatedly sick following a trip to a Nando's restaurant, his mother Rosdeep Adekoya smacked him and struck him on the body and head with a clenched fist, advocate depute Alex Prentice told the High Court in Edinburgh.

After the youngster was sick for a third time, she dragged him to the shower by his arms and "beat him heavily" on his back as he lay over the bath edge, he added.

Mr Prentice said: "It's likely that the internal damage was inflicted during this last beating."

Over the next few days the court heard that Mikaeel's condition worsened and he was kept off nursery. He was assaulted again on the Monday after being sick and became "listless."

His mother did not take him to a doctor because of the bruising, the court heard.

Rosdeep Adekoya, 34, has pleaded guilty to culpable homicide.

Mum 'had no intention to kill' her three-year-old son

A mum who admitted to punching and battering her three-year-old son to death "had no intention to kill" him, a court heard.

Mikaeel Kular whose mum admitted to killing him.
Mikaeel Kular whose mum admitted to killing him. Credit: Facebook

"The Crown accepts that the accused had no intention to kill Mikaeel and that the assault perpetrated upon him, although severe, fell short of the wicked recklessness required for murder," Advocate depute Alex Prentice told the court, according to STV.

Mikaeel Kular's mother Rosdeep Adekoya, 34, has pleaded guilty to culpable homicide.

In an attempt to cover up her crime, she called 999 and reported her son was missing, telling police Mikaeel got out of bed, climbed on a stool and unlocked the front door of their home.

Mum punched and battered her son to death

A mum has admitted to killing her three-year-old son by repeatedly punching him, causing his body to hit a hard object and inflicting blunt injuries to his head and body, over a three-day period.

Rosdeep Adekoya, 34, said she battered the youngster between January 12 and 15 this year, before wrapping his body in a duvet cover and stuffing it in a suitcase.

She then dumped the the case under a bush in woods behind a house in Fife before calling police to report the boy missing.

Adekoya, 34, has pleaded guilty to culpable homicide.

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Family of four die in head-on collision with lorry

The crash happened on the A801 near Falkirk.
The crash happened on the A801 near Falkirk. Credit: Google Maps

A boy and a girl under the age of three were killed with their parents in a head-on collision between a car and a lorry.

The four family members were killed when their Fiat collided with an articulated lorry on the A801 near Polmont, on the outskirts of Falkirk in Scotland, at about 2.20pm yesterday.

The mother and father were in their 20s while their boy and girl were under the age of three, police said.

Their car had crossed into the path of oncoming traffic before the crash.

The lorry driver was treated at the scene for shock.

Independence could aid Scots' health, top doctor says

Independence could be "very positive" for people's health if it left them feeling they had more control over their lives, Scotland's former top doctor said.

Dr Harry Burns was Scotland's Chief Medical Officer.
Dr Harry Burns was Scotland's Chief Medical Officer. Credit: David Cheskin/PA Archive

Sir Harry Burns, who stepped down as chief medical officer for Scotland earlier this year, also told how he feared for the NHS in England, where ministers have made "very different" decisions to Scotland.

Sir Harry's comments come less than two months before voters in Scotland decide the country's future in a referendum.

He told BBC Radio Scotland's Crossfire programme: "If people felt that they were able to engage more with local government, with central government and make choices more easily for themselves then that would improve their health."

Labour 'guarantees' Scotland greater powers

Margaret Curran says Labour will pass over powers on tax, jobs and welfare.
Margaret Curran says Labour will pass over powers on tax, jobs and welfare. Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

More powers for Holyrood are "guaranteed" if voters reject independence and return Labour to power at Westminster, shadow Scottish secretary Margaret Curran said.

Labour's National Policy Forum (NPF) has agreed a binding commitment to include a new Scotland Act in the party's first programme of government if it wins the 2015 general election.

Its proposals for more powers to be transferred north - including giving Holyrood more power over income tax and responsibility for housing benefit - will be included in the party's election manifesto.

Ms Curran said: "More powers for the Scottish Parliament are guaranteed next year. This decision today means that Labour's commitment to pass powers over tax, jobs and welfare to the Parliament will be included in our manifesto for the 2015 election and a new Scotland Act will be in Labour's first Queen's Speech."

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