Police have found the body of three year old Mikaeel Kular shortly before midnight in fife.

It is believed the mother of the three year old has been arrested and is in police custody.

Police Scotland released the following statement “The investigation into the disappearance of Mikaeel Kular has been wide-ranging and fast moving.

As a result of enquiries the body of a young child was recovered in Fife just before midnight.

We strongly believe this to be the body of Mikaeel.

A person has been detained in connection with the recovery of the body and members of Mikaeel’s family have been informed of the recovery.

Our thoughts and sympathies are with them at this time.

I would like to thank everyone who has responded to these highly unusual events by assisting with searches and other activities in support of this investigation.”