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Two men face trial over Neil Lennon bomb investigation

Neil Lennon, Trish Godman and Paul McBride QC
Image caption Suspect devices were sent to Neil Lennon (L), Trish Godman and Paul McBride QC

Two men are to face trial after suspected bombs were posted to Celtic manager Neil Lennon and two high-profile supporters of the club.

Trevor Muirhead, 43, from Kilwinning, and Neil McKenzie, 41, from Saltcoats in Ayrshire, each face three charges under the explosive substances act.

They are also accused of sending hoax bombs.

Both made no pleas or declarations at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court on Friday and were remanded in custody.

Police launched an investigation after suspect packages were sent to Neil Lennon, the Celtic manager's lawyer Paul McBride QC and former MSP Trish Godman in April.

A similar package was also sent to the Glasgow-based Irish Republican group, Cairde Na h'Éireann.

Mr Muirhead and Mr McKenzie were detained following police raids on 12 May in North Ayrshire.

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