Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Neil Lennon assault accused in Edinburgh court

A man accused of attacking the Celtic manager Neil Lennon during a game against Hearts in Edinburgh last May has appeared at court.

John Wilson, 26, is accused of assault and breach of the peace, both of which are aggravated by religious prejudice.

It is claimed that during the Tynecastle stadium match he lunged at the Celtic manager, grabbed him around the neck and made a sectarian remark.

Mr Wilson pleaded not guilty and will face trial on 29 August.

The case is due to be heard at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.

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