Celtic news

Suspect parcel intercepted

April 27, 2011

Police investigating parcel bombs sent to Celtic manager Neil Lennon and two high-profile supporters of the club have revealed another suspect package has been intercepted in Northern Ireland.

Neil Lennon
PA PhotosBullets were sent to Neil Lennon earlier in the season

Officers are still looking for whoever was responsible for sending parcel bombs to Lennon and the two high-profile supporters. The packages were designed to cause serious harm to the recipient, police said.

The latest package - believed to be a parcel bomb - was found at the National Return Letter Centre in Belfast, where mail which has not been delivered and has no return to sender address is retained by Royal Mail.

It is the fifth package to be intercepted.

Strathclyde Police believe the package originally entered the postal system at around the same time as the devices that are already under investigation.

Officers from the Police Service of Northern Ireland recovered the package and alerted the Scotland force.

A spokeswoman for Strathclyde Police said the latest find would be made safe and handed over to officers in Scotland for further investigation.

First Minister Alex Salmond said: "Everyone should remain calm in light of this new discovery and continue to give Strathclyde Police our full support in their investigation.

"Let's be quite clear - the individual or individuals responsible for these disgraceful actions will be apprehended and dealt with the full force of the law."