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Five arrested on terrorism charges


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.

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

After 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”. The five people have been held at the Scottish Terrorist Detention Centre in Govan, Glasgow.