IN BRIEF: Six held on terrorist arms charges

Click to follow
The Independent Online
Six held on terrorist arms charges

Six men, including a prominent Ulster Unionist politician, appeared in court in Falkirk yesterday charged with terrorist offences.

The six - including Lindsay Robb, a member of the Progressive Unionist Party, which is believed to be the political wing of the Ulster Volunteer Force - were accused of conspiring to procure arms, ammunition and explosives for the outlawed loyalist paramilitary organisation.

Security at the Sheriff Court was tight as demonstrators outside the building unfurled a Union Jack. The six men will return to court next week to be committed for trial.