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MIKAEEL KULAR: Heanor Man arrested over alleged racist tweets

Undated family handout photo issued by Police Scotland of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular.  The mother of Mikaeel will appear in court in connection with his death. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday January 16, 2014. See PA story COURTS Boy. Photo credit should read: Police Scotland/PA Wire

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Undated family handout photo issued by Police Scotland of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular. The mother of Mikaeel will appear in court in connection with his death. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday January 16, 2014. See PA story COURTS Boy. Photo credit should read: Police Scotland/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

A Heanor man has been arrested on suspicion of sending offensive tweets in relation to the disappearance of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular.

Officers arrested the 26-year-old Heanor man this morning on suspicion of committing a racially aggravated public order offence.

Members of the public in Edinburgh had complained about the content of some Twitter messages linked to the disappearance of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular.

The man was questioned and released on police bail while the Crown Prosecution Service considers the case.

Mikaeel was reported missing from his Edinburgh home on Thursday, prompting a major search operation.

His body was later found around 25 miles away in Kirkcaldy, Fife.

His mother, Rosdeep Kular, will appear in court today at Edinburgh Sheriff Court in connection with his death.

A major police investigation was launched after Mikaeel was reported missing from his Ferry Gait Crescent home in the Scottish capital.

Hundreds of local volunteers joined police and various agencies to hunt for the toddler.

The body was later removed from a wooded area behind a property in Dunvegan Avenue.

 
 
 

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