Thursday 30 March 2017

Trial for man accused of Lennon attack

A MAN is to stand trial accused of attacking Celtic manager Neil Lennon (left) during a match last season, writes Hilary Duncanson.

John Wilson (26) is alleged to have assaulted the football boss as his side played Heart of Midlothian in a Scottish Premier League game at Tynecastle stadium in Edinburgh.

Wilson is accused of lunging at former Northern Ireland international Lennon and seizing him around the neck during the fixture on May 11.

Prosecutors claim the alleged assault, and a separate charge of breach of the peace, were both aggravated by religious prejudice.

Wilson appeared before a short hearing at Edinburgh Sheriff Court yesterday, where his trial was fixed for the court sitting beginning on August 29.

Irish Independent

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