A Hero taxi driver is believed to have stopped a terror attack on a hospital on Remembrance Sunday.
Dave was injured in the incident but only suffered burns and shrapnel injuries. In doing so he saved many lives within the hospital.
DAVID PERRY The Liverpool HERO!!!! Brave cabby Dave Perry ran from his car and locked the doors as the device exploded at Liverpool’s women’s hospital killing only the male passenger who carried the bomb. pic.twitter.com/0Y3t4uA1Bc— Trevor Sherwood (@TrevSherwoodPH) November 14, 2021
It is believed the passenger within his taxi started acting suspiciously which caused great concern for David.
He leaped out the taxi, locked the doors and moments later the car became a fireball.
"The car involved was a taxi, which pulled up at the hospital shortly before the explosion"— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) November 14, 2021
Chief Constable Serena Kennedy gives a press conference after one person dies in an explosion outside Liverpool Women's Hospitalhttps://t.co/1avft6PUtK pic.twitter.com/So7cfdYnkx
Merseyside Police confirmed it had handed over the investigation to colleagues from the North West Counter-Terrorism unit, which regularly targets Islamist and far-right inspired terror suspects.
Merseyside Police’s chief constable Serena Kennedy gave a statement outside the hospital, saying: “So far we understand that the car involved was a taxi which pulled up at the hospital shortly before the explosion occurred.
“We are keeping an open mind as to what caused the explosion but given how it has happened, out of caution, Counter Terrorism Police are leading the investigation supported by Merseyside Police.”