Paige Doherty’s mum is begging well wishers to stop leaving items on her murdered daughters grave.
Pamela Munro has hit on social media after finding mystery trinkets on her tragic child’s grave.
Leathem was initially sentenced to 27 years in prison for the ‘savage attack on a child’ but had the term reduced to 23 years on appeal.
Now the 37-year-old mum is reminding others that just because her daughter’s death was public, her grave is not.
Posting on a public Facebook group called Paiges Promise the grieving mum asked followers to let her daughters resting place remain private.
Pamela said: “Hi everyone just a quick message to the folk who aren’t on my personal page.
“There has been a few things left on Paige’s grave without my knowledge.
“Although I’m sure u mean well, Paige’s grave is my last thing I have of Paige as her mother.
“Please respect that any larger items i.e lanterns statues etc are chosen by me and nobody else.
“Or at very least drop me a mail first to see if I’m okay with it being placed there.
“I have no choice but to remove the items as nobody has came forward and I’ve spoken to Paige’s best friends who it’s not been and also family who it hasn’t been.
“It may seem trivial to some and I am assuming that they don’t know me well, therefore not really a huge part of Paige’s life.
“If knew me well they’d know my feelings on things being left I haven’t chosen.
“I keep her grave the way I choose to for me and my girl not for anyone else.
“Yes her death was very public but her grave isn’t public property it belongs to me and is my daughters resting place, if everyone can just remember this.
“Flowers get changed regularly so a bunch of flowers is suitable enough to pay your respects.
“The items can be collected from myself at any time if the person wants them back.”
Scottish teenager Paige Doherty was found brutally murdered in March 2016.
The 15-year-old had failed to turn up for her part-time job on Saturday, March 19, and was reported missing by her worried family.
After a massive search her body was found two days later in a wooded area off Great Western Road – around half a mile a from where she had last been seen in Clydebank.
A shopkeeper had spotted her going into the Delicious Deli around 8.15am on the morning she went missing and police attention was soon focused on the deli and its owner John Leathem, then aged 32.
The deli, which was not far from Paige’s home, was cordoned off and police were seen searching cars and a house.
On March 24, Leathem was arrested in connection with Paige’s death.
It emerged during the trial that Paige was stabbed 61 times by Leathem and slashed a further 85 times.
His defence agents claimed Leathem panicked after Paige threatened to accuse him of sexual assault if he didn’t give her a job.
The married father claimed to have grabbed the knife at that point and carried out his brutal assault.
Judge Lady Rae, who oversaw the trial, said she found it hard to believe that this all happened within 10 minutes of Paige entering the deli.
She later said there was no evidence to support Leathem’s assertion.
CCTV showed Leathem carrying Paige’s body outside wrapped in a black bin bag 10 minutes after she’d been seen entering his business.
He suggested that ‘most certainly’ her body was stored in Leathem’s garden shed.
Leathem was found guilty and Lady Rae branded his actions: “A savage, frenzied attack on a child.”
He was initially sentenced to 27 years in prison but had the term reduced to 23 years on appeal.