Belfast Telegraph

Monday 28 July 2014

Bullets posted to Celtic star Paddy McCourt

Paddy McCourt

A package believed to contain bullets and addressed to Celtic footballer Paddy McCourt was intercepted at a Royal Mail sorting office, it has emerged.

It would be the third parcel containing ammunition to be sent to a Celtic player who has also represented the Northern Ireland international side within a week.

Police in Scotland said they were alerted by Royal Mail staff in Glasgow and called in to remove the suspect item yesterday.

The package, understood to be addressed to the 27-year-old Londonderry man, was intercepted at Cubie Street sorting office, half a mile from Celtic Park.

A statement from Strathclyde Police said: “We can confirm we are investigating a suspicious package discovered at Cubie Street in Glasgow on Tuesday, January 11.”

A spokeswoman for Royal Mail said last night: “Police were called to one of our offices in Glasgow to remove a suspicious object.”

It is unclear when the suspect package was posted, or where it was posted from.

No-one from Celtic Park was unavailable for comment last night. This incident comes almost a week after packages containing bullets were sent from Northern Ireland to Celtic manager Neil Lennon and Northern Ireland international Niall McGinn.

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