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Missing Mikaeel 'Could Not Have Left Alone'
It would have been "practically impossible" for three-year-old Mikaeel Kular to leave his home on his own, a missing persons expert has told Sky News.
John Moses, a former Royal Military Policeman and detective, said the evidence in the case pointed towards a "professional abduction".
Mr Moses, now a private missing person investigator, said that forensic officers would have established whether the boy's prints were on doors leading to the street.
"The biggest concern is 'how can a child of three years of age actually walk out of a premises at that time in the morning?'.
"To be totally honest with you, it's practically impossible. So police will be opening up the net and looking elsewhere as well."
Mr Moses continued: "I personally don't think a child would have been able to orchestrate this themselves - as in open the door and work their way through the system.
"I believe that forensics would have picked up the hand print of the child, clawing at the door, actually opening the door and working its way out.
"So forensics will be one step ahead at this time and it will give them a better understanding at this stage, which won't be disclosed, about where they should be looking."
Mr Moses said that the nature of the disappearance and fact that a body had not been found pointed to a possible abduction.
"An open mind is paramount. There's no body, so that indicates one more positive directive to actually suspect that this child has been professionally abducted," he said.
Police have activated the Child Rescue Alert system, which is usually reserved for abduction and kidnap cases and supported by all police forces across the UK.
A special telephone number has been set up for anyone who has seen the child or has information about his whereabouts. Calls to the 0300 200 0200 number will be answered by dedicated members of staff.
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