Mourners to pay tribute to Alesha MacPhail at candlelit vigil

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Crowds will come together on the Isle of Bute to remember Alesha MacPhail at a candlelit vigil.

Hundreds of people will gather at Rothesay’s Guildford Square at 8pm on Sunday in memory of the six-year-old.

Alesha MacPhail was reported missing on Monday morning while staying with her father and grandparents. Her body was discovered thee hours later in nearby woods.

A 16-year-old boy appeared in court on Friday, charged with the murder and rape of the six-year-old girl. He made no plea and was remanded in custody.