A WOMAN has been arrested and charged after allegedly revealing the identity of the teen charged with raping and murdering Alesha MacPhail.

Police Scotland confirmed it had taken action against the 39-year-old for alleged contempt of court.

The Evening Times, however, understands no further action will be taken against the woman.

Six-year-old Alesha was on holiday from Airdrie in North Lanarkshire when she was reported missing from her grandparents’ home on the Isle of Bute in the Firth of Clyde last Monday.

Her body was later found in woodland and a 16-year-old boy was charged with rape and murder.

The male, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, made no plea during a private appearance at Greenock Sheriff Court on Friday, the Crown Office said.

He was remanded in custody ahead of a second court appearance later in July.