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Second man denies Lennon attack
Neil Lennon
Celtic player Neil Lennon
A second student has denied being involved in a sectarian attack on Celtic footballer Neil Lennon.

A warrant had been issued for the arrest of Neil MacLeod after he failed to appear in court last week.

It was later withdrawn after Glasgow's procurator fiscal office admitted a letter of plea had been lodged with them, but they failed to get it to court on time.

A not guilty plea has now been tendered before the city's sheriff court on behalf of the 19-year-old, of Hyndland, Glasgow.

September trial

His co-accused student Gregg Miller, 20, of Rubislaw, Aberdeen, had earlier denied his part in the alleged assault on Lennon on 8 May this year.

They are both charged with conducting themselves in a disorderly manner in Great Western Road, Glasgow, shouting sectarian remarks and committing a breach of the peace.

The pair are also alleged to have assaulted Lennon by spitting on him, kicking and punching him on the body and butting him on the face to his injury.

Both men have been ordered to appear for trial on 18 September, where the ex-Northern Ireland international will be expected to give evidence.

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