TWO men have been arrested over allegedly racist remarks made on Twitter following the disappearance of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular.
The men, aged 19 and 26, were arrested earlier today after police started investigating complaints about language used in comments posted on Twitter about the disappearance of Mikaeel.
The men have both been questioned and released on bail.
The remarks on Twitter were brought to the attention of Police Scotland by members of the public in Edinburgh.
Officers from Police Scotland liaised with colleagues from Hampshire Constabulary and Derbyshire Constabulary to identify the individuals responsible.
Chief Supt Mark Williams, Police Scotland Edinburgh Divisional Commander, said: “Any reports of racist, offensive or abusive comments made online will be thoroughly investigated and those responsible will be brought to justice.
“If you commit an offence, we will investigate it and you will be prosecuted.”