Concerns are mounting for Mikaeel Kular, who disappeared from his Edinburgh home on Wednesday night.
In somewhat mysterious circumstances, similar to that of Madeleine McCann, an Edinburgh toddler has gone missing from his bed in the middle of the night. Apparently some of the child's clothing was also missing and exit was gained through a strong outer door that a young child would find it difficult to open. The Mother and other children were apparently unaware of any intruder or movement by the toddler.
Exhaustive searches have been made in the area and a countrywide alert has been made.
The incident begs some of the same questions as the Madeleine case. There were no signs of forced entry or any evidence to suggest an abduction, just the mysterious disappearance of a young child. Could this be a copycat incident or just a co-incidence?
The main question in our mind is, "Will the Police and Government spend as much time, effort and cost on finding this toddler as they have, so far, on the McCann case?"
We wait to see, and hope in the meantime that little Mikaeel will be soon found alive and well.