Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Wrong house targeted in Neil Lennon match attack probe

Celtic manager Neil Lennon
Image caption John Wilson is accused of attacking the Celtic manager Neil Lennon at Tynecastle

Tenants at an Edinburgh house have been left in "considerable anxiety" after it was wrongly named as the home of a man accused of attacking Neil Lennon.

It follows a posting on a social networking site that identified the house as the home of John Wilson.

He was charged with breach of the peace and assaulting Mr Lennon during Celtic's match against Hearts on Wednesday at Tynecastle.

Police said the householders had been bombarded with nuisance calls.

The Lothian and Borders force said the house, in the Stenhouse area of the city, was not the home of Mr Wilson.

Ch Insp Kevin Greig said: "There have been numerous calls to this address since Wednesday night, and it is causing a considerable amount of anxiety to the residents.

"It is a criminal offence to intimidate, threaten or harass an individual, and we will robustly pursue anyone identified as being involved.

"We would remind people that a man has been charged and appeared in court in connection with the assault."

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