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Celtic manager bomb plotters jailed

Neil Lennon
Neil Lennon Credit: Reuters

Two men who sent parcel bombs to Celtic manager Neil Lennon and other high-profile fans of the club have been jailed for five years each.

Trevor Muirhead, 44, and Neil McKenzie, 42, both from Ayrshire in Scotland, plotted to assault Lennon, former MSP Trish Godman and the late QC Paul McBride, as well as people at the republican organisation Cairde Na hEireann, by sending devices they thought could explode and cause severe injury.

They were sentenced to five years each for the charge at the High Court in Glasgow. Both were originally accused of a more serious charge of conspiring to murder their targets but it was thrown out a day before the trial concluded due to insufficient evidence.

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'Parcel bomb' pair sentence due

Neil McKenzie, convicted of sending a parcel bomb to Celtic manager Neil Lennon
Neil McKenzie, convicted of sending a parcel bomb to Celtic manager Neil Lennon Credit: Press Association

Trevor Muirhead and Neil McKenzie were convicted of conspiring to assault Celtic manager Neil Lennon and other high-profile supporters of the club in a parcel bomb plot at the High Court in Glasgow on the 30th of March.

Trevor Muirhead, convicted for sending a parcel bomb to Celtic manager Neil Lennon and other high profile supporters of the club
Trevor Muirhead, convicted for sending a parcel bomb to Celtic manager Neil Lennon and other high profile supporters of the club Credit: Press Association

The men were convicted by a jury following a five-week trial at the High Court in Glasgow.

They will be sentenced at the same court today by trial judge Lord Turnbull.

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