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Parcels were 'made to look like bombs'

By Cordelia O'Neill

Suspicious packages sent to Celtic FC manager Neil Lennon and former MSP Trish Godman could have been put together by the same person or group, an explosives expert has told a court.

Kevin Sanders, a senior forensic explosive officer, was giving evidence in the trial of Trevor Muirhead and Neil McKenzie at Glasown High Court yesterday.

Muirhead (43), from Kilwinning, and McKenzie (42), from Saltcoats, both Ayrshire, deny plotting to kill Lurgan-born Lennon, and other supporters.

Mr Sanders said two devices sent to Ms Godman’s former office in Bridge of Weir, and to Lennon at Celtic's Lennoxtown ground had certain similarities.

He said: “They were both made to look like improvised explosive devices.”

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