Two charged with sending Celtic manager 'bomb'

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Two men have appeared in court charged under the Explosive Substances Act in connection with suspected parcel bombs sent to Celtic manager Neil Lennon and high-profile supporters of the club.

Neil McKenzie, 41, of Saltcoats, and Trevor Muirhead, 43, of Kilwinning, both Ayrshire, made no plea when they appeared in private at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court before Sheriff Elizabeth McFarlane yesterday. Both were remanded in custody.

The pair were arrested on Thursday following a police investigation after suspect packages were sent to Lennon, right, and one each to lawyer Paul McBride QC and former MSP Trish Godman. A fifth suspect package, addressed to the offices of Cairde Na H'Eireann (Friends of Ireland) in Glasgow, was also intercepted by officers last month.

Muirhead and McKenzie face three charges of dispatching a package containing explosive substances and two charges of dispatching a hoax bomb.