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Post  Freedom on Mon 02 Jul 2018, 4:35 pm

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Post  Freedom on Tue 03 Jul 2018, 10:10 am

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Post  froggy on Tue 03 Jul 2018, 11:56 am

A postmortem and cause of death ought to clarify matters somewhat.
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Post  Freedom on Tue 03 Jul 2018, 11:59 pm

The cause of death hasn't been made public yet but this is now a murder enquiry.

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/alesha-macphail-death-treated-murder-12848702
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Post  candyfloss on Wed 04 Jul 2018, 6:13 pm

Isle of Bute: Alesha MacPhail cops descend on family home where six-year-old was staying before she was murdered

Officers have been seen searching the gardens surrounding Alesha's grandmother's home - they have also seized a vehicle on the island as part of their investigation


https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/isle-bute-alesha-macphail-cops-12852612

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Post  froggy on Wed 04 Jul 2018, 6:45 pm

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Post  candyfloss on Wed 04 Jul 2018, 8:42 pm

Alesha MacPhail death: Man arrested on suspicion of murder

  • 2 minutes ago


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-44714577

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Post  candyfloss on Wed 04 Jul 2018, 9:40 pm

Story on BBC now updated using the words Teenager arrested rather then man.  He is under 18.

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Post  joyce1938 on Wed 04 Jul 2018, 11:07 pm

Oh dear ,poor little soul ,how much more wicked can this world get .



Poor little soul ,she was so tiny its scary what made this happen to small kiddie ,staying away from her home /

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Post  Freedom on Thu 05 Jul 2018, 10:47 am

The suspect's age has been given as 16 so he won't be named if he is charged with anything.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/crime/alesha-macphail-scottish-island-on-lockdown-as-police-question-teenage-murder-suspect/ar-AAzBgAL

Typical media inaccuracy for basic numeracy - the last murder on Bute was "30 years ago in 1997".
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Post  dogs don't lie on Thu 05 Jul 2018, 5:32 pm

Any ideas why the cat would be taken by forensics?

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Post  candyfloss on Thu 05 Jul 2018, 5:40 pm

dogs don't lie wrote:Any ideas why the cat would be taken by forensics?

I think they were just removing it from the house.  Remember what happened last time with the other case, the animals were left - so they have removed the cat? or whatever this time...


Poisoned spy Sergei Skripal’s cat and two guinea pigs die after being sealed in home by police

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/russia-sergei-skripal-pets-cat-guinea-pig-sealed-home-starved-death-salisbury-nerve-agent-novichok-a8291321.html

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Post  Freedom on Thu 05 Jul 2018, 5:50 pm

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Post  dogs don't lie on Thu 05 Jul 2018, 8:25 pm

Ah yes, I remember that candyfloss, I was thinking the suspect was scrabbed maybe Embarassed
I'm near sure I read the 16yr old was being charged (in connection) with the death, (not murder). Hows that work?

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Post  Freedom on Thu 05 Jul 2018, 10:17 pm

I've read that the charge will be made public at the court hearing tomorrow.

The boy is known to the family which I don't think will come as any surprise.
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Post  dogs don't lie on Thu 05 Jul 2018, 10:35 pm

Freedom wrote:I've read that the charge will be made public at the court hearing tomorrow.

The boy is known to the family which I don't think will come as any surprise.


It's frightening. There's people who you think you know but don't really.

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Post  Freedom on Thu 05 Jul 2018, 10:48 pm

We'll probably never be told officially because of his age but it has to be a family member - not dad or grandad obviously - how did he have access to the family home otherwise.
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Post  Tangled Web on Fri 06 Jul 2018, 3:31 pm

Freedom wrote:We'll probably never be told officially because of his age but it has to be a family member - not dad or grandad obviously - how did he have access to the family home otherwise.

The house was flats though so maybe lived in one of the other flats?
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Post  Freedom on Fri 06 Jul 2018, 4:27 pm

He is being described now as a friend of the family.

No reports as yet about the court hearing today.
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Post  Guinea Pig on Fri 06 Jul 2018, 5:40 pm

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Post  froggy on Fri 06 Jul 2018, 6:37 pm

Assuming he is guilty, what on earth convinced him that he could get away with it? Perhaps it's an urge that just can't be resisted.
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Post  mumof6 on Sat 07 Jul 2018, 9:02 pm

Or maybe he is just a teenager, that odd mix between child and adult, convinced that they know everything, and totally unable to believe anything bad could ever happen to them?

I remember being convinced, at age 17, that death in the family only ever happened to other people, so, despite what the adults were saying, it would all be fine. Getting drunk could be risky for other people, but I would be fine.

I am hoping that I wasn't the only teenager who was convinced that they would always be hunky dory, whatever happened?
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Post  Freedom on Sat 07 Jul 2018, 9:10 pm

That sounds like most teenagers, convinced they know it all.

What this boy is charged with - and we must assume he's innocent until proved otherwise - is horrendous and certainly not normal teenage behaviour.
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Post  Freedom on Mon 16 Jul 2018, 5:54 pm

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