Paul McBride death: Court told of secret tape

A MAN accused of plotting to kill Celtic manager Neil Lennon in a parcel bomb plot was secretly recorded saying he had told someone how to make a bomb, a court heard yesterday.

During a conversation about gas canisters and a padlock, the man identified by a Strathclyde Police surveillance officer as Neil McKenzie said he “was telling thingumy how to build a bomb”.

McKenzie, 42, is one of two men accused of conspiring to murder Lennon, former MSP Trish Godman and the late Paul McBride QC in an explosives plot, as well as people in the premises of Irish Republican organisation Cairde na hEireann.

It is alleged he and co-accused Trevor Muirhead, 43, sent improvised explosive devices to them between 1 March and 15 April last year. They deny the charges.

The trial, at the High Court in Glasgow, continues.