Firth Of Clyde

14 Feb 19
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Alesha MacPhail was raped before his assassination and had 117 injuries to the body, a court said. The body of Alesha, six years old, was discovered in a forest on the island of Bute, in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland, on July 2nd. A 16-year-old boy accused of murder, rape, child abduction and defeat of […]

13 Feb 19
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12 Feb 19
The Scottish Sun
THE grandad of Alesha MacPhail has told a court the slain schoolgirl’s final words to him were: “Goodnight Grandpa.” Calum MacPhail, 49, recalled how the six-year-old had jumped on his bed for the chat after he spent the day with her at a party. Devastated Calum MacPhail fought back tears to speak in court He described the family’s panic when they woke up seven-and-a-half hours later to find Alesha had vanished from her room. And the shattered grandad then broke down in the witness box as he remembered the moment cops revealed the child’s body had been found in Rothesay, Isle of Bute. Recalling their final meeting, Calum told jurors: “About 10.30pm, Alesha jumped on my bed and said ‘Goodnight Grandpa’. That was the last time I set eyes on her.” The Crown today called their first witnesses in the murder trial. Alesha MacPhail’s dad ‘sold drugs’ to teen accused of murdering and raping the six-year-old A boy of 16 is accused of Alesha’s abduction, rape and killing, and trying to cover up the crime. The High Court in Glasgow heard the little girl was spending part of last year’s school holidays on the Firth of Clyde island. On July 1, the court was told Calum took his granddaughter to her home town of Airdrie for a party. They returned to Rothesay and Alesha went to the park with dad Robert MacPhail, 26, and his girlfriend Toni McLachlan, 18, before going to bed. Calum told how he woke for work at around 6am the next day and went through to Alesha’s room. Tragic Alesha MacPhail, 6, was allegedly raped and murdered last year But he couldn’t see her there, or in the open-plan lounge and kitchen or bathroom. He said that Alesha’s gran Angela King, 47, went into Robert and Toni’s room but there was still no sign of the girl. The court heard Robert leapt out of bed to begin the search. Calum — who insisted Alesha would never leave the family’s home alone — said: “Everybody was panicky. We searched under the beds and in wardrobes to see if she had crawled somewhere. We looked in the back garden. Her trampoline and scooter were there but there was no sign of her.” He said Angela alerted police and posted a Facebook message appealing for information, while he joined Robert and his girlfriend to search by car and on foot. Alesha’s mum and loved ones left the court as graphic pictures were shown to the jury They checked Alesha’s favourites spots, including the putting green, as locals helped cops in the hunt. Calum said he then noticed police tape sealing off a path to the old Kyles Hydropathic Hotel at nearby Port Bannatyne. Fighting back tears, the grandad told how they were taken to a local nick. He said: “We were put into a room. Five minutes later a police officer came in and said ‘We’ve found her but she has passed’.” The family were then split up and questioned separately. Calum insisted Alesha — who lived with mum Georgina Lochrane, 24, in Airdrie — relished her visits to the island. He said: “She loved going to the beach and going on walks. There was a gala day two days before she went missing and she couldn’t get enough of the donkey rides.” But he admitted the top-floor flat’s front door key was often left in the lock to let relatives in. He added: “In Rothesay a lot of people leave their door unlocked.” The court earlier heard Alesha’s ‘sold drugs’ to teen on trial for murder Gran Angela’s 999 call at 6.23am was played to the jury. In it, she told cops: “We’ve got up this morning and my granddaughter is missing out of her bed. “We’ve looked all through the house and she’s nowhere to be seen. She’s a pretty wee girl with really long blonde hair.” Mum Georgina broke down as a picture of her daughter was put on the court screens. It was the first time a photo featuring the schoolgirl alive had been shown to the jury. The court also heard from Alesha’s dad Robert. Tragic Alesha’s last words to her grandad were ‘goodnight grandpa’ He told the court he split from Georgina three months after their daughter was born and returned to live with his parents in Rothesay. But he saw Alesha regularly and recalled giving her some of his dinner before bedtime on July 1. He said he put on a Peppa Pig DVD for Alesha while he went to his bedroom to watch porn with Toni. He told the court: “I told Alesha I’d see her in the morning.” Unemployed Robert said he first became aware of the tragic find when an ambulance whizzed past him during his search, heading towards the old hotel. He said: “It was pandemonium.” Police swarmed Isle of Bute after the body of Alesha was found Prosecutor Iain McSporran QC, right, questioned him about when he was told Alesha had been found dead. He asked: “Not unnaturally, you reacted badly to the news?” Robert nodded. He said his daughter “loved” spending time on his home island, going to the beach and playing at the park. Quizzed about Alesha’s relationship with his partner Toni, he said: “It was great — they both loved each other to bits.” Earlier, Robert admitted supplying cannabis to the accused. He said their final hash deal came a few months before Alesha’s murder after the teen’s mum told his girlfriend to stop. [article-rail-topic title=”MORE CRIME NEWS” term_id=”9128″ posts_number=”6″ /] The court heard the drug deals usually took place at a bus shelter. But Robert admitted the acc­used had visited his home. He said: “He was never in the house, but had been at the front door.” The court heard Robert and Toni broke up for “around six weeks” in March 2018 but were living together at the time of Alesha’s death. The teen’s lawyer Brian McConnachie QC asked: “Could anyone form the impression that Toni was not looking forward to Alesha staying three-and-a-half weeks in your house?” Robert rejected the claim. The accused denies all charges and lodged a special defence blaming Ms McLachlan. Trial continues. gordon.tait@the-sun.co.uk [bc_video video_id=”5812760222001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Alesha MacPhail’s uncle posts heartbreaking video in tribute to ‘murdered’ tot “] We pay for your stories and videos! Do you have a story or video for The Scottish Sun? Email us at scoop@thesun.co.uk or call 0141 420 5200  
12 Feb 19
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12 Feb 19
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A teenage boy being tried for kidnapping, rape and murder of a six-year-old girl is in court today. The body of Alesha MacPhail was discovered on July 2 last year in a forested area on the Isle of Bute in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland. A 16-year-old boy, who can not be named for legal […]

12 Feb 19
News Archives Uk

A teenager on trial for the kidnapping, rape and murder of a six-year-old girl is currently in court. The body of Alesha MacPhail was discovered on July 2 in a forested area of ​​the island of Bute, in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland. A 16-year-old boy, who can not be appointed for legal reasons, filed […]

12 Feb 19
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A teenager accused of kidnapping a six-year-old girl before raping and murdering her on the island of Bute blames a woman for the crime committed. Alesha MacPhail's body was found in the woods of Firth of Clyde on July 2nd. A 16-year-old boy, who can not be named for legal reasons, denies having bed, assaulted […]

11 Feb 19
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A teenager accused of raping and murdering a six-year-old girl on the Isle of Bute blamed a woman for the crime. The body of Alesha MacPhail was discovered last July in the forest on the island in the Firth of Clyde. A 16-year-old boy, who can not be named for legal reasons, was accused of […]

11 Feb 19
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The body of Alesha MacPhail was discovered in woodland on the island in the Firth of Clyde on July 2 last year. A 16-year-old boy denies taking her from her bed, assaulting and murdering her.

11 Feb 19
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A teenage boy accused of having killed a six-year-old girl before she raped and killed her on the island of Bute accuses a woman of crime. Alesha MacPhail's body was discovered in the forest on the island in the Firth of Clyde on July 2 last year. A 16-year-old boy, who can not be called […]

11 Feb 19
News Archives Uk

A teenager accused of raping and murdering six-year-old Alesha MacPhail has accused a woman of the crime. The 16-year-old boy, who can not be named for legal reasons, denies having taken his bed on the island of Bute, having assaulted and then murdered him. He also denies trying to defeat justice by getting rid of […]

11 Feb 19
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A teenager accused of raping and murdering six-year-old Alesha MacPhail blamed a young woman for the crime. The 16-year-old, who can not be named for legal reasons, denies taking the student out of bed, attacking her and murdering her. Alesha's body was discovered on July 2 of last year in the forest of the Isle […]

11 Feb 19
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08 Feb 19
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08 Feb 19
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Storm Erik delivered strong winds to western Scotland on Friday, February 8, causing waves to batter sea walls in Troon. Video posted to Twitter shows swells in the Firth of Clyde crashing against a sea wall along the South Beach promenade in Troon. Storm Erik made landfall near Northern Ireland and western Scotland on Friday, […]