Republican terror arrests: Sixth person in court

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A SIXTH person has appeared in court charged with conspiring to murder and commit acts of terrorism.

John Gorman, 56, is alleged to have acted with five others who have also been charged with planning to murder Johnny Adair and Samuel McCrory, former high profile members of loyalist organisation, the Ulster Defence Association.

He has also been charged with conspiring between February 1 and October 23 at a property on Old Castle Road, Cathcart, Glasgow to commit acts of terrorism.

Gorman and co-accused Martin Hughes, Edward McVeigh, Anton Duffy, Paul Sands and Stacy McAllister are all accused of plotting to carry out a terrorist campaign in the UK.

It is alleged they tried to get a hold of firearms and explosives with a view to carrying out terrorist offences, including “damage to property and murder of civilians”.

Gorman, from Irvine, Ayrshire, appeared in private at Glasgow Sheriff Court today where he made no plea or declaration and was remanded in custody.

He is due to appear at a later date for full committal.

Hughes, McVeigh, Duffy, Sands and McAllister appeared in court on October 29, charged with the offences were they made no plea or declaration and were also remanded in custody.

The operation was led by Police Scotland and also involved the Police Service of Northern Ireland and the security service.

After the operation, Police Scotland said it had focused on the “activities of individuals sympathetic to dissident Republicanism, but who are not affiliated to any specific group”.


Republican terror suspects arrested