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Sixth man remanded over 'terrorism'

A sixth person with alleged links to dissident republicanism has made a second appearance in court charged under the Terrorism Act.

John Gorman, 56, appeared in private on petition at Glasgow Sheriff Court today charged under Section 5 of the Terrorism Act, which covers the preparation of terrorist acts, and with conspiracy to murder.

Gorman, from Irvine, North Ayrshire, made no plea or declaration when he appeared for full committal. He was remanded in custody pending trial.

The hearing followed that of four other men and a woman who made a second private appearance at the same court yesterday.

Anton Duffy, 39, Martin Hughes, 34, and Stacy McAllister, 27, from Glasgow, Paul Sands, 30, from Ayr, and Edward McVeigh, 26, from Portpatrick, Dumfries and Galloway, appeared on petition charged under section 5 of the Terrorism Act .

All except McVeigh also face a separate charge of conspiracy to murder.

These five made no plea or declaration during the full committal hearing and were also remanded in custody to await trial.

They were arrested on October 23 in an operation by Police Scotland and involving the Police Service of Northern Ireland and the security service.

They were charged with plotting to murder former loyalist chief Johnny " Mad Dog" Adair, the Scottish Sun newspaper reported.

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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