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Two in court over Lennon parcel bombs

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 or declaration when they appeared in private at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court before Sheriff Elizabeth McFarlane on Friday.

Both were remanded in custody.

The pair were arrested on Thursday following a major police investigation after suspect packages were sent to Lennon 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. All of the packages were found during March and last month.

The Crown Office said that Muirhead and McKenzie each faced three charges of dispatching a package containing explosive substances under the Explosive Substances Act 1883.

They also each face two charges of dispatching a hoax bomb under the Criminal Law Act 1977. The case was continued for further examination.

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