Thursday 14 December 2017

Neil Lennon assault: man to face trial in Edinburgh

Hilary Duncanson

A man is to stand trial accused of attacking Celtic manager Neil Lennon during a match last season.

John Wilson, 26, is alleged to have assaulted the football boss as his side played Hearts in a Scottish Premier League game at Tynecastle stadium in Edinburgh.

Wilson, of Edinburgh, is accused of lunging at 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.

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

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