Northern Ireland

West Belfast: Man appears in court on terror charges

Belfast Magistrates Court

A 52-year-old man has appeared in court in Belfast charged with terrorism-related offences.

Daniel McClean of Lagmore Gardens, Dunmurry, was accused of being a member of the IRA.

He was also charged with collecting information likely to be of use to terrorists and possession of a firearm and imitation firearm.

The charges arose from a police operation on the Stewartstown Road in west Belfast on Thursday.

It is understood that following an arrest, premises were searched in the Lagmore area and a suspected firearm and documentation were seized.

The accused spoke only to confirm his identity.

A PSNI officer told the court she believed she could connect the defendant with charges.

He was remanded in custody.

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