THE prison sentence for the teenager who abducted, raped and murdered Alesha MacPhail has been reduced by three years.

Aaron Campbell took the six-year-old from her bed at her grandparents' home on the Isle of Bute on July 2 last year.

The now 17-year-old was found guilty at the High Court in Glasgow and handed a life sentence with a minimum term of 27 years.

Three judges ruled the sentence should be reduced to 24 years.