Alesha MacPhail’s killer Aaron Campbell granted appeal against his life sentence

Alesha MacPhail's murderer Aaron Campbell has been granted an appeal against his life sentence.

The 17-year-old launched a bid last month to have his 27-year minimum sentence reduced after being found guilty of raping and murdering the six-year-old, from Airdrie, on the Isle of Bute last July.

The Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service confirmed the hearing will take place at the High Court in Edinburgh on August 7.

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