THE mum of murdered Alesha MacPhail has been forced to cancel a family fun day in honour of her tragic girl as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Georgina Lochrane had hoped to once again hold a celebration of Alesha’s life ahead of the anniversary of her death.

The six-year-old was murdered by teenage boy Aaron Campbell while staying with her father and grandparents in Rothesay, Bute, in July 2018.

Last year, mum Georgina held the first celebration – complete with activities and stalls.

But she has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s event due to the pandemic.

She wrote on Facebook: “It actually hurts me having to write this.

“We are all aware of the pandemic, we are all going through it, and it upsets me to have to come to the decisions I have – due to the Covid-19 we will not be holding a fun day this year.”