Wednesday, 15 Aug 2018
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The funeral of Alesha MacPhail: 6 year old dad, tragic, who was “raped and murdered” wears her pink coffin at the funeral

The father of six-year-old Alesha MacPhail wears her tiny pink casket at her funeral today.

The schoolgirl, found dead at the start of the summer holidays while she was staying with relatives on the island of Bute, was buried during a ceremony attended by hundreds of people dressed in pink.

A 16-year-old boy was charged with rape and murder following the discovery of Alesha's body in the woods on July 2.

Father Robert MacPhail and mother Georgina MacPhail looked devastated by leaving her funeral, where the girl was described as "the brightest".

Toni McLachlan, Robert's girlfriend, paid tribute to the girl "brilliant and sparkling". "Sleep well, little angel."

Father Robert MacPhail, (left), and his mother Georgina MacPhail at the funeral

Georgina strives to hold back her tears when she leaves the ceremony [19659007] (Image: PA)

The schoolgirl was found dead in the woods on the island of Bute on July 2

Hundreds of mourners dressed in pink

After the ceremony, the father of Alesha Robert and his uncle Calum were among those who carried his little pink coffin at a waiting hearse, a white car pulled by two white horses with pink feathers and pink curtains.

A beautiful pink and white crown saying 'Girl & # 39; and a white crown saying "Sister," which was covered with multicolored flowers and butterflies, could be seen outside the MacGregor Coats Funeral Home in Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire.

Heart-shaped wreaths with emotional tributes, a purple unicorn hugs and ribbons Despicable Me 2 and Minnie Mouse were also placed outside the funeral home.

Mourners were dressed in pink ties and a pink coat. from Alesha and the message "Our bright star forever, our little angel, always in our hearts."

During the service, people close to Alesha paid tribute to him, including a moving speech by his Uncle Calum

rally at Coats Funeral Home, Coatbridge


The white horse hearth is pulled by the streets

He said: "Alesha would rather hurt you, she had a lot of love for everyone."

"Alesha is everything I wanted to be, she was kind, considerate, intelligent, I can not believe She left.

" She was the brightest thing. "

He was comforted by the mother of Alesha, Georgina, known as Genie, who rode hugging him as he returned to his seat near the schoolgirl father Robert, of his little Sister Courtney and other members of her family, a pupil from Chapelside Elementary School, near Airdrie, where she had just finished P2 and her teacher Emma Gibson also spoke

: "Alesha was a bright and sparkling little girl, she always came into class with that big smile

" It was an absolute pleasure to have taught Alesha. I am so grateful to have known this special little girl. "

A small white lantern was placed on the pink coffin of Alesha

The weeping men watch the procession pass

The service order for the funeral of Alesha
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"We ask that the community show their support and help the family through this tragedy and through this very difficult day of their lives."

"Mom and Dad asked everyone to wear something pink." The arms of angels. "

A candlelight vigil was held in Rothesay on Bute earlier this month and an online fundraiser to support loved ones reached £ 13,000. [19659002] Alesha Georgina's mother thanked those who helped the family after the young man's death.

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