Alesha MacPhail murder trial jury shown pictures of schoolgirl’s body

Images of a murdered schoolgirl’s body lying in woods have been shown to a jury as the trial’s first witness gave evidence.

Alesha MacPhail, six, was found dead near the house where she was staying on the Isle of Bute last summer.

A 16-year-old boy, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, denies raping and murdering her on July 2.

Several people left the public gallery at the High Court in Glasgow when prosecutors said pictures from the scene where Alesha’s body was found would be shown.

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