Fife council announce review of Mikaeel Kular case

Mikaeel Kular's body was found in woodland behind his aunt's house in Dunvegan Avenue, Kirkcaldy. Pic: Greg Macvean
Mikaeel Kular's body was found in woodland behind his aunt's house in Dunvegan Avenue, Kirkcaldy. Pic: Greg Macvean
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Fife Council is to hold a significant case review into its handling of the Mikaeel Kular case.

At Edinburgh High Court today Mikaeel’s mother Rosdeep Adekoya admitted killing her three-year old son, and the court heard she repeatedly beat him before stuffing his lifeless body into a suitcase.

The family were known to social services in Fife, before they moved to Edinburgh.

Today Independent Chair of Fife Child Protection Committee John Myles announced the review, and said: “The joint Chief Officers Group of Fife and City of Edinburgh has decided to conduct a significant case review following the tragic death of Mikaeel Kular.

“The review will be led independently and will take place in two phases. The first phase will look at information available from files, records, and policies and procedures that were in place before Mikaeel’s death.

“Work on this phase has already started. Phase two will take into account any new information that has come to light during the criminal proceedings and will involve interviews with relevant staff. We are aiming to announce the findings by December.”