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Last Updated: Wednesday, 11 June, 2003, 11:21 GMT 12:21 UK
Lennon attack charge denied
Neil Lennon
Neil Lennon plays for Celtic
A student has denied a sectarian attack on Celtic football star Neil Lennon.

Gregg Miller, 20, of Rubislaw, Aberdeen, did not appear in court but pled not guilty by letter to the alleged attack on the Northern Irishman on 8 May this year.

But a warrant was issued for his co-accused Neil MacLeod, 19, of Hyndland, Glasgow, after he failed to appear and no plea was tendered.

The pair are charged with assaulting the former Northern Ireland international by spitting on him, kicking and punching him on the body and butting him on the face.

They are also alleged to have conducted themselves in a disorderly manner in the city's Great Western Road, shouting sectarian remarks and committing a breach of the peace.

Sheriff Shiona Waldron set Mr Miller's case for trial at the city's sheriff court on 18 September, where the Parkhead star will be expected to give evidence.


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