POLICE in Scotland have charged five dissident republican terror suspects over alleged murder plot following a covert MI5 operation.
The four men – aged 26, 30, 34, and 39, and 37-year-old woman, who were arrestedned under the Terrorism Act 2000 in Glasgow last week, are to face Glasgow Sheriff Court on Tuesday.
All five have been held under tight security at Govan Police Station in Glasgow since they were arrested last Wednesday during dawn raids.
The five had been suspected of “committing various offences” including commissioning, instigating or preparing acts of terrorism.
They have now been charged under section five of the Terrorism Act (2006) with conspiracy to murder..
Police said last week they were unable to provide further information about the terror suspects, but said they were not affiliated to any particular Republican group.
The arrests followed a joint operation between Police Scotland, Police Service of Northern Ireland and the Security Service, MI5.
At the time of the arrests, Assistant Chief Nicolson said: “Police Scotland has led the operation which has involved a number of officers, including specialist units, and public safety has been a priority throughout.
“We are confident as a result of these arrests there is no risk to the public. It would be inappropriate to comment further at this stage.”