Forensic scientist says possibility of DNA transfer from third party ‘highly unlikely’

DNA matching the 16-year-old boy accused of the abduction, rape and murder of Alesha MacPhail was found on her body, a court has heard.

A forensic scientist, Stuart Bailey, told the high court in Glasgow that he believed DNA found on swabs taken from the six-year-old’s body, which was discovered on the Isle of Bute last July, was “attributable to the accused”. Last week, the court heard the schoolgirl had sustained “catastrophic” injuries to her genital area.

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