Mother charged over death of Scottish toddler: reports

An undated handout picture obtained from Police Scotland on January 17, 2014 shows missing three-year-old boy Mikaeel Kular (right) whose disppearance has sparked a major ground, air and sea search in Edinburgh. On the left, a woman and a child leave tributes for missing Mikaeel Kular, who is now believed to be dead after a child's body was found, near to his home in Edinburgh on January 18, 2014.

LONDON - The mother of a three-year-old Scottish boy whose disappearance sparked a massive search was charged late Saturday in connection with his death, media reports said.

Police said a 33-year-old woman had been charged following the discovery of Mikaeel Kular's body shortly before midnight on Friday, miles (kilometres) from his home in Edinburgh.

Media reports named the woman as Rosdeep Kular, his mother.

The toddler, who is of South Asian origin, went missing from his bed on Wednesday night, sparking a major search that involved more than 200 members of the public.

A body believed to be Mikaeel's was found in Fife, a town north of the Scottish capital.