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Republican terror suspects arrested in Scotland

<> on May 30, 2012 in Glasgow, Scotland.
Govan Police Station where those arrested are being held

POLICE in Scotland have arrested a number of people under the Terrorism Act in relation to dissident republicanism.

Assistant Chief Constable Ruaraidh Nicolson said the arrests were made at “several locations” under section 41 “on suspicion of committing various offences”.

Those arrested are believed to be held at Glasgow’s high-security Govan Police Station.

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The Security Service and Police Service of Northern Ireland were involved.

A statement from Police Scotland said: “The policing operation, which also involved the Police Service of Northern Ireland and the security service, has been focused on the activities of individuals sympathetic to dissident republicanism but who are not affiliated to any specific group.

“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.

“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.”

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