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Police investigating suspicious package sent to Celtic manager Neil Lennon

A suspicious package addressed to Celtic manager Neil Lennon has been intercepted at a Royal Mail sorting office.

Police are now investigating after the parcel, which looked like an explosive device, was seized on Friday.

The incident follows Wednesday’s hostile Old Firm derby, which saw three Rangers players sent off.

The full-time whistle also instigated a clash between Lennon and Rangers' assistant manager Ally McCoist, with the two having to be separated.

Lennon was escorted to the club's training ground by private security on Friday morning and first team coach Alan Thompson also took over responsibility for attending the press conference.

The package was addressed to Lennon and was sent to Celtic Park before it was intercepted in Saltcoats.

A Strathclyde police spokesman said: "We can confirm we are currently investigating a suspicious package discovered at a Royal Mail sorting office in Chapelwell Street, Saltcoats.

“The package was examined and the incident is being treated as a hoax. Enquiries are ongoing."

The incident is reminiscent of when another package sent to Lennon in January was found to contain bullets.

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