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A teenager will go on trial next year charged with the rape and murder of six-year-old Alesha MacPhail on the Scottish island of Bute.The 16-year-old, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, is accused of abducting, raping and murdering Alesha.She was at the start of a three-week break visiting family…
The head of a charity which ran a children’s home has apologised after a BBC Scotland investigation alleged residents were abused. The Disclosure programme uncovered allegations of physical and sexual abuse at Lagarie Children’s Home in Rhu, near Helensburgh, Argyll. Run by Christian charity the Sailors Society, the home took…
A teenager charged with raping and murdering schoolgirl Alesha MacPhail on the Isle of Bute has appeared in court for a second time. The 16-year-old male, who cannot be identified due to his age, made no plea at Greenock Sheriff Court on Friday. He was fully committed and remanded in…
A teenager has appeared in court charged with the rape and murder of six-year-old Alesha MacPhail, who was found dead on the Isle of Bute. The 16-year-old male, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, made no plea during a private appearance at Greenock Sheriff Court (pictured) on Friday, the…
A 16-year-old youth has been charged in connection with the death of schoolgirl Alesha MacPhail on the Isle of Bute. The suspect, who has not been identified, is in custody and will appear at Greenock Sheriff Court on Friday, Police Scotland said. Alesha, six, was a few days into a…
A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of six-year-old Alesha MacPhail on the Isle of Bute. The schoolgirl was staying with relatives on the island when she was reported missing in the early hours of Monday. Her body was found in woodland near her grandmother's home by…
A murder inquiry has been launched following the death of a young schoolgirl on a Scottish island. Alesha MacPhail, six, was reported missing from Rothesay on the Isle of Bute at 6.25am on Monday. Her body was later found in woodland on the site of a former hotel in Ardbeg…
A care home for older people in Dunoon, Argyll, has been told to make urgent improvements in the care provided to residents. The Care Inspectorate has served a formal Improvement Notice on Ardnahein Care Home following an inspection which raised serious concerns.The notice lists six areas which require urgent improvement,…
A care home for older people near Oban has been told to make urgent improvements in the care provided to vulnerable residents. The Care Inspectorate has served a formal Improvement Notice on Lynn of Lorne Care Home following an inspection which raised serious concerns. The notice lists six areas which…
Care workers and GMB union members delivering vital dementia care across the Isle of Bute will this morning demonstrate against a decision by Argyll & Bute Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) to close a day service centre. The GMB say the plans will result in several jobs loses at…
A joint inspection of services for older people in Argyll and Bute has highlighted areas of good performance and also made recommendations where further improvements are needed. The report, published yesterday, follows a joint inspection by the Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland which looked at how well the health…
An elderly man has been reported to prosecutors over an alleged sexual assault on a woman in a care home. Police were called to the care home in Argyll and Bute at the end of January over the alleged incident involving a 76-year-old woman. An 82-year-old man, understood to have…
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