LENNON BOMBERS APPEAL CONVICTION
THE KILWINNING man behind a plot to bomb Celtic boss Neil Lennon is to appeal his conviction.
Trevor Muirhead, 44, and his partner in crime, Neil McKenzie, 42, from Saltcoats have instructed their lawyers to challenge the guilty verdicts handed down to them in March.
The pair were sentenced to five years in prison in April after sending fake nail bombs to the Celtic boss and other packages to late QC Paul McBride and ex-MSP Trish Godman.
The parcels - which included a timer, nails and a petrol-like substance - were incapable of exploding.
During their trial the court heard how McKenzie said he had got tips for making the 'bombs' from the A-Team.
The hapless pair were found guilty of conspiring to assault Lennon, McBride and Ms Godman, having originally faced an allegation of plotting to kill the trio.
Judge Lord Turnbull, who presided over the case, described the would-be bombers' conduct as "incomprehensible".
A date has yet to be set for any appeal hearing but senior officials at the Court of Appeal in Edinburgh confirmed papers had been lodged.