Young Boy on trial for rape and murder of Alesha MacPhail is due in court today

A teenage boy on trial for the abduction, rape and murder of Alesha MacPhail is due in court today for the sixth day of proceedings.

The body of Alesha MacPhail was discovered in woodland on the Isle of Bute in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland, on July 2 last year.

A post-mortem found Alesha MacPhail died from "pressure to neck and face".

The 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, denies taking the six year old girl Alesha MacPhail from the home her grandparents shared with her dad.

He also denies raping and murdering her and attempting to hide evidence.

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