The house where the killer of Alesha MacPhail lived at the time of her murder has been hit by vandals in a 'vigilante attack'. 

The Isle of Bute home of the family of Aaron Campbell was targeted after windows were shattered and a nearby van damaged. 

The 17-year-old is currently serving a 27-year sentence for murdering and raping the six-year-old girl last summer. 

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Police are now reportedly investigating the attacks on the family home, with rocks said to have been thrown at the windows. 

Those living nearby have criticised the vigilante action after Campbell's mum Janette helped police in their enquiries to catch her son. 

One island resident said the house's CCTV cameras, which were used to snare the killer, were taken down and the home targeted the next day, May 25, with police confirming there was a 'disturbance'. 

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They told the Daily Record: “His mother is still here. She’s been seen quite a few times going about her business as if nothing has happened.

"It happened the day after the CCTV was taken down.

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“That was removed and it happened straight away. It’s disgraceful. It’s not the woman’s fault – it’s the boy’s."