Search for missing toddler to be extended as night falls

The search in Edinburgh for missing toddler Mikaeel Kular is to be extended beyond its original parameters as it enters its third night.

Police: It is of grave concern that Mikaeel is still missing

Volunteers outside the North Neighbourhood Centre in West Pilton Gardens
Volunteers outside the North Neighbourhood Centre in West Pilton Gardens Credit: David Cheskin/PA Wire

The youngster was last seen at 9pm on Wednesday evening when his mother put to him to bed, and there have not been any confirmed sightings since then.

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Volunteers search around the community centre on West Pilton Gardens in Edinburgh.
Volunteers search around the community centre on West Pilton Gardens in Edinburgh. Credit: David Cheskin/PA Wire

Members of the public volunteering in the search have been asked to meet at West Pilton Neighbourhood Centre in Edinburgh at 10am tomorrow morning.

Volunteers helping in the search for missing three-year old Mikaeel Kular
Volunteers helping in the search for missing three-year old Mikaeel Kular Credit: David Cheskin/PA Wire

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