Mikaeel disappearance: 'Mother held' after body discovery

ITV News understands that Rosdeep Kular, the mother of three-year-old Mikaeel who was reported missing, is being detained by police after the discovery of a body in connection with the case.

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Discovery a 'tragic development in harrowing story'

The discovery of a child's body in Fife, which is though to be missing three-year-old Mikaeel Kular, is a "tragic development in harrowing story", Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has said.

Police officers searching for the three-year-old, who had not been seen since Wednesday, found a body in Kirkcaldy, Fife shortly before midnight last night.

the mother of the missing three-year-old Mikaeel Kular has reportedly been detained by police after a child's body was discovered. Credit: Police handout

"This is a tragic development in this harrowing story and the news that we have all been dreading. The hearts of everyone across Scotland and beyond have been touched by the events of recent days," Mr Salmond said.

"We should at this difficult time remember the work of the officers of Police Scotland who have responded to this difficult task and investigation and shown such professionalism and dedication.

"Above all the efforts and solidarity of the local community in Edinburgh should be applauded. In the most tragic of circumstances they volunteered to make their very best efforts to help this young child."

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