LENNON BOMB PAIR JAILED
A KILWINNING man has been jailed for five years after being convicted of sending suspect packages to Neil Lennon and two other high-profile Celtic fans.
Trevor Muirhead, 44, of Woodwynd and his pal Neil McKenzie, 42 of Saltcoats, sent devices they believed were capable of exploding and causing serious injury, a jury ruled last month.
The pair were each sentenced to five years which was backdated to May 2011.
The men were found guilty of conspiracy to assault Mr Lennon, former MSP Trish Godman and the late Paul McBride QC, following a five-week trial at the High Court in Glasgow
The case against them centred on five suspicious packages, two of them addressed to Mr Lennon, which were discovered in spring last year.
The court heard that none of the devices sent was viable but prosecutors argued that both accused believed four of them were capable of exploding or igniting.
The duo had originally been charged with conspiring to murder their targets but that charge was thrown out due to insufficient evidence.
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This article appeared in Irvine Times 22 May 12