Alesha MacPhail’s grieving mum reveals ‘there are days I don’t want to be here’

The mother of Alesha MacPhail, who was abducted, raped and murdered last year, has spoken to TV crews for the first time since her daughter's death.

Georgina Lochrane, 24, told local media 'there are days I don't even want to be here' as a result of what happened to her six-year-old girl in the Isle of Bute.

However, the grieving mum told Scottish news programme STV News at Six that her youngest daughter, Courtney, gives her a reason to live, the Daily Record reports.

She said: "If I didn't have Courtney I would just want to crumble and be with Alesha right now.

"But I still have her. She is my fight. I have to fight for her, and when she is older I have to tell her what happened."

The young mum also told of the heartbreaking moment that the two sisters last spoke to each other.

She said: "Alesha told Courtney 'you're my best sister' and Courtney said 'you're mine'.

"They told each other they loved each other.

"Courtney doesn't realise that's the last time she saw Alesha."

She also spoke about the support she has received from the charity FAMS (families against murder and suicide) and how she wants to channel her pain into helping others with their loss.

Georgina said: "When I found FAMS they helped me with Alesha and are helping me with my mental state as well."

The mum added that she wants to help raise funds for FAMS' first building in Motherwell, Scotland, as well as undertake training so that she can help support other bereaved families. 

Alesha was murdered by evil Aaron Campbell, 16, on the Isle of Bute last July when she was visiting her dad Robert and grandparents.

Campbell abducted her in the middle of the night before going on to rape and murder her in the grounds of an abandoned hotel.

After pleading not guilty throughout his trial and blaming Toni McLachlan, the innocent girlfriend of Alesha’s dad, he confessed shortly after the jury’s unanimous guilty verdict.

He was sentenced to serve a minimum 27 years in prison, which he has recently appealed.

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