Alesha MacPhail murder: Aaron Campbell to appeal sentence | - South Africa News

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Aaron CampbellImage copyright Police Scotland
Image caption Campbell was arrested on 4 July last year, two days after the murder

The teenager who abducted, raped and murdered Alesha MacPhail has been granted an appeal against his sentence.

Aaron Campbell was ordered to serve a minimum of 27 years of a life sentence for killing the six-year-old on the Isle of Bute on 2 July last year.

During his trial, Campbell denied ever meeting Alesha but, before he was sentenced, it emerged he had confessed.

The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service said the appeal would be heard in Edinburgh on 7 August.

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Image caption Alesha MacPhail was killed on the Isle of Bute last July
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