30 March 2012
Last updated at 16:50
Two men have been convicted of plotting to send parcel bombs designed to cause severe injury to Celtic manager Neil Lennon and two other high-profile fans.
Trevor Muirhead, 44, and Neil McKenzie, 42, denied conspiracy to assault Mr Lennon, former MSP Trish Godman and prominent lawyer Paul McBride, who has since died.
The padded A5 envelopes contained 100ml plastic travel bottles and distinctive cheap sports watches. The other main component was nails.
Two detectives carrying out door-to-door inquiries noticed that the B&M store at the Hawkshill Retail Park in Stevenston, Ayrshire, stocked items similar to those used to make up the suspect packages.
Using receipts and CCTV, police identified Neil McKenzie shopping with his mother, buying the items for just a few pounds.
The second of the five packages was sent to Neil Lennon at Celtic's training ground. It did not have enough stamps and had a nail sticking out. It was intercepted at a sorting office in Kirkintilloch on 26 March 2011. It contained 40 nails, a watch face and a bottle with a milky liquid which tested positive for peroxide.
The plotters were heard discussing two litres of peroxide which they had sourced from Muirhead's hairdresser son. They had later apparently mixed the peroxide in an attempt to make the potentially explosive substance Triacetone Triperoxide, which was found in the "bombs".
The court was played a recording of a police interview in which McKenzie said he had learned how to make a hoax parcel bomb by watching The A-Team. "It's not rocket science, is it?" he told a detective. The packages contained cheap digital sports watches. It emerged that none of the five packages involved were "viable" or capable of exploding.
Police raided Muirhead's home. This room contained Rangers and loyalist material.