Five held on terrorism charges

Five people have been arrested and charged with alleged terrorism offences and conspiracy to murder, Police Scotland has said.

Five people in court on terrorism charges

Five people with alleged links to dissident Republicanism have appeared in court charged with terrorism offences and conspiracy to murder.

Four men, aged 26, 30, 34 and 39, and a woman aged 27, were arrested at several locations last Wednesday in an operation led by Police Scotland and involving the Police Service of Northern Ireland and the security service.

The five people suspected to have links to dissident Republicanism arrive at court Credit: David Cheskin/PA Wire

They appeared separately in private at Glasgow Sheriff Court, where security was tightened, and were charged under section five of the Terrorism Act.

All five made no plea or declaration and they were remanded in custody.

Following the arrests, Police Scotland said the operation focused on the "activities of individuals sympathetic to dissident Republicanism but who are not affiliated to any specific group".

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Five people held in Scotland under Terrorism Act

Five people have been arrested and charged with alleged terrorism offences and conspiracy to murder.

Police Scotland said the operation that led to the arrests focused on the "activities of individuals sympathetic to dissident Republicanism, but who are not affiliated to any specific group".

Police stand guard at the building where the suspects are being held. Credit: STV

Officers from Police Scotland and the Police Service of Northern Ireland arrested four men, aged 26, 30, 34 and 39, and a woman aged 27, at several locations last Wednesday.

All five have been charged under section five of the Terrorism Act, which covers the preparation of terrorist acts, and alleged conspiracy to murder, said a Police Scotland spokeswoman.