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Neil Lennon accused: I am not sectarian

By Hilary Duncanson

A man accused of conspiring to murder Celtic manager Neil Lennon in a parcel bomb plot told police he did not have any views on sectarianism, a court heard yesterday.

Trevor Muirhead said he has a Catholic father and a Protestant mother and was “brought up to respect everybody's view”.

Muirhead also said he would have “great banter” with a Celtic-supporting colleague.

Muirhead (43), from Kilwinning, and Neil McKenzie (42), from Saltcoats, both Ayrshire, are alleged to have plotted to kill Lennon, the late Paul McBride QC and former MSP Trish Godman by sending improvised explosives to them. They are also charged with sending similar devices to republican group Cairde Na hEireann in Glasgow.

Both men deny the charges.

Their trial in Glasgow heard Muirhead was interviewed on May 12 last year after being detained. He was asked whether he had “any views on sectarianism, or anything like that?”.

Muirhead replied: “Me? Naw.”

He also denied having views on racism.

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