19 Apr '11, 11pm

Football: Celtic manager targeted by parcel bomb

Football: Celtic manager targeted by parcel bomb

LONDON: Celtic Football Club manager Neil Lennon and two other well-known fans have been targeted by "viable" parcel bombs designed to "kill or maim", Scottish police said on Tuesday. The package addressed to Lennon was thought to be a hoax when found at a sorting office on March 26, but Strathclyde Police said that they would be launching an investigation after it was found to be "designed to cause harm". Police said they did not believe the bombs were linked to terrorist organisations. The two other targets were Scottish Labour politician Trish Godman and lawyer Paul McBride, who has previously represented Lennon. "They were viable devices designed to cause harm," a police spokesman said. "We are treating the matter very seriously." The package destined for Lennon was found at the Royal Mail sorting office in Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire. Godman's parcel was interc...

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