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  • 18 January 2014, 1:07

One Person Detained Over Missing Mikaeel Kular

One person has been detained in connection with the disappearance of a three-year-old boy in Edinburgh, Sky sources say.

A police news conference is due to take place imminently.

The youngster has not been seen since his mother put him to bed on Wednesday night, prompting a major search in communities around his Edinburgh home.

Assistant Chief Constable Malcolm Graham, of Police Scotland, said there was now "grave concern" for the youngster, who he revealed has not attended nursery school since before Christmas.

He said the boy may have gone missing after a "criminal act".

ACC Graham said it was "entirely possible" Mikaeel had left the house by himself but warned the youngster may have "become the subject of a criminal act".

Hundreds of police officers from across the UK have joined the search for Mikaeel and lines of volunteers have swept the local area, searching for clues about his disappearance.

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:: Watch the news conference live on Sky News on Sky channel 501, Virgin Media channel 602, Freeview channel 82 and Freesat channel 202.