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Suspicious package found at Parkhead

May 12, 2011

An investigation has been launched after a suspicious package was found at Celtic Park in Glasgow.

Neil Lennon
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Police were called at around 10.30am and officers are at the scene.

A spokeswoman for Strathclyde Police said: "We can confirm that we are currently investigating a suspicious package discovered at Celtic FC today. Inquiries are ongoing.''

A spokeswoman for Celtic said there was no comment at this time but may be a statement later.

It follows a serious of threats towards manager Neil Lennon, including bullets being posted to him and a bomb being sent. And at Hearts on Wednesday night he was attacked on the touchline by a home fan.

Meanwhile, two men have been arrested in connection with an investigation into parcel bombs sent to Lennon and to two high-profile supporters of the club, Strathclyde Police said.

The men, aged 41 and 43, were detained on Thursday morning after officers raided a number of properties in Kilwinning, Ayrshire. Police later said they had been arrested and detained in police custody under the Explosive Substances Act (1883).