Glasgow & West Scotland

Sixth terrorism suspect makes second court appearance

A sixth person with alleged links to dissident Irish republicanism has made a second private appearance in court charged with terrorism offences.

John Gorman, 56, is alleged to have plotted with others to murder Johnny Adair and Samuel McCrory, former high-profile members of the loyalist UDA.

He is also charged with conspiring at a house in Glasgow, between February and October, to commit terrorism offences.

Mr Gorman made no plea or declaration and was remanded in custody.

The 56-year-old, from Irvine, North Ayrshire, appeared in private at Glasgow Sheriff Court for full committal.

Police raids

He is expected to stand trial next year along with five other people, who made their second appearances at the court on Wednesday.

They are Martin Hughes, 34, Anton Duffy, 39, and 27-year-old Stacy McAllister, all from Glasgow; Paul Sands, 30, from Ayr; and Edward McVeigh, 26, from Portpatrick.

All six accused were detained during police raids across the country last month.

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".

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