Alesha MacPhail: Teenager accused of raping and murdering girl blames woman

A teenager accused of raping and murdering six-year-old Alesha MacPhail has blamed a woman for the crime.

The 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, denies taking the girl from her bed on the Isle of Bute, assaulting her and then murdering her.

He also denies attempting to defeat the ends of justice by disposing of clothes and a knife.

He has lodged a special defence of incrimination, stating a named woman committed the crime.

Alesha’s body was discovered in woodland on the isle in…
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