Teenager charged with murder and rape of Alesha MacPhail

A teenager has appeared at Greenock Sheriff Court charged with the murder and rape of six-year-old Alesha MacPhail, who was found dead on Monday on the Isle of Bute.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 6th July 2018, 5:20 pm
Updated Friday, 6th July 2018, 5:44 pm
Greenock Sheriff Court.
Greenock Sheriff Court.

Alesha, from Airdrie, had been staying at her grandmother’s house in Port Bannatyne, near Rothesay, when she was reported missing at 6.25am.

The accused, who cannot be named because of his age, appeared in private and was remanded in custody.

No plea or declaration was made, and the boy is expected to reappear in court next week.