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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