CONVICTED paedophile Andrew Miller, 53, who also uses the name Amy George has been granted leave to appeal against his sentence.

At the High Court in Edinburgh last month, Miller was handed a 28-year extended sentence, comprising 20 years behind bars and a further eight spent on licence under supervision in the community.

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At the same court in May, Miller had pleaded guilty to charges of abduction, sexual assault, watching pornography in the presence of a child under the age of 13, and possessing 242 indecent images of children.

He was also placed on the sex offenders register.

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The Court of Criminal Appeal in Edinburgh confirmed today Friday November 17 that Miller has been granted leave to appeal against the sentence.

The appeal hearing will take place on December 5.