Mikael Kular
Mikaeel Kular was last seen when he was put to bed around 9pm last night Police Scotland

Police have launched a search for a three-year-old boy who went missing from his home in Edinburgh during the night.

Mikaeel Kular was last seen when he was put to bed at his home in Ferry Gait Crescent in the Drylaw area of Edinburgh around 9pm on 15 January.

His mother went to check on him the next morning to find he had disappeared from the house.

Police Scotland have now launched a full scale search for the missing boy, with the Scottish Police Federation saying its members "will leave no stone unturned".

Mikaeel is described as three foot tall and possibly wearing a beige hooded jacket, brown shoes & nightwear. Police are saying there is no evidence of criminal activity but are "keeping an open mind".

Police are refusing to comment on whether Mikaeel's family are currently involved in a custody battle with the child.

Chief insp Sara Buchanan said: "We have currently got a large police presence within the Drylaw area as we conduct our enquiries to trace Mikaeel.

"We are keen to hear from anyone who remembers seeing a young boy matching his description since yesterday evening to contact police immediately.

"As part of our investigation we are also trying to determine how the child has left his home and anyone with information that can assist with these enquiries is also asked to get in touch."

Officers said they are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen a small child walking on his own in the Muirhouse and Pennywell areas of Edinburgh on the morning of 16 January.

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.