By Mason Jones

THE Supreme Court has ordered for three men accused of plotting a terrorist attack on Gibraltar to be released due to lack of evidence.

Russian nationals Eldar Magomedov and Mohamed Ankari Adamov were arrested last August along with Cengiz Yalcin, from Turkey, after an anti-terrorism probe was launched in Spain.

Police arrested Yalcin, a site manager in Gibraltar, at his home in Las Palomeras, San Roque, after following a trail of suspicious behaviour.

Yalcin, a paragliding enthusiast, had allegedly asked his instructor about taking photographs of Gibraltar shopping centre from the air.

The trio were also spotted flying a motor-powered paraglider over Gibraltar, hinting they may have been planning an airborne attack.

Police also reportedly found a video of Yalcin flying a remote-controlled aircraft dropping packages from the sky.

The two Russian suspects were detained at a rest area in Valdapenas while on their way to France.

They later found enough explosive material to ‘destroy a bus’, according to Spain’s interior minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz at the time.

A court spokesman said that although the men are still suspected of being part of a terrorist organisation, there is insufficient evidence to hold them any longer.

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