FORTH councillor Cammy Day today hailed the “fantastic” community response to the search for missing Mikaeel.
Cllr Day was among those out searching until 3am for the youngster, with searches resuming today.
He said: “During the night, police tried to say maybe it was time for people to go home and come back in the morning, but people were just adamant they wanted to continue.
“There were car loads of people from all over the city and beyond.
“Muirhouse has a really strong community spirit.
“They see one of their people is missing and they want to do their bit.
“One man told me he was lying in bed and just thought ‘If it was my kid, I’d want everyone to do all they can to help’ so he just came down to join the search.
“We are just hoping and praying he will be found soon.”