Jurors in the Alesha MacPhail murder trial have been shown pictures of the schoolgirl's body lying in woods as the trial's first witness gave evidence.

Alesha, six, was found dead near the house where she was staying on the Isle of Bute last summer.

A 16-year-old boy, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, denies raping and murdering her on July 2.

He has lodged a special defence, claiming the crime was committed by a woman called Toni Louise McLachlan.

A number of people, including relatives of Alesha, left the court before the pictures were shown.

The jury were shown photos and 360-degree images of the wooded area between High Road and Gortans Road on Rothesay, where the body was discovered.

Scene examiner Edward Brown, 50, told the court how Alesha's body was discovered in a wooded area off a path near the house where she was staying and to the home of the accused.

Photos showed her naked body lying on the ground with shorts, pants and a vest recovered nearby.

Images were also shown to the court of the attic flat where she was staying with her grandparents and father, including Alesha's bedroom.

The teenager denies taking the child from her bed before assaulting and murdering her.

He also denies attempting to defeat the ends of justice by disposing of clothing and a knife.

The trial continues.