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Liverpool Explosion: David Perry Hero taxi driver is back home.

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David Perry the Liverpool Hero taxi driver is back home after he escaped a taxi moments before it exploded locking a suspected terrorist inside to save many.

He ran from his car quickly and locked the doors to prevent a terrorist attack outside of Liverpool’s women’s hospital.

The Prime Minister has said that it appears that the cabbie acted with what he described as “incredible presence of mind and bravery”.

The vehicle is then engulfed in flames, but luckily at the moment of explosion the area appears deserted apart from some parked cars.

David Perry potentially prevent a very fatal terror attack on the women’s hospital. It is now understood that Mr Perry has been discharged from hospital and is recovering at home.

The male passenger within the car died at the scene of the explosion, police have arrested a number of men under the Terrorism Act.

They have not released the identity of the person who was killed inside of the car.

Head of Counter Terror North West Unit Russ Jackson has confirmed that an improvised explosive device which has been manufactured and their assumption so far is that it was built by the passenger of passenger in the taxi.

The man’s motivation was “yet to be understood”, he added.

The assistant Chief Constable Jackson told the press they know who the man is but they won’t confirm that at this stage.

The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called an emergency Cobra meeting on Monday afternoon in relation to the suspected terror incident.

Mr Jackson said he understood the Delta Taxis driver picked up a passenger in Rutland Avenue, near Sefton Park, on Sunday.

“The fare – a man – had asked to be taken to Liverpool Women’s Hospital, which was about 10 minutes away,” he added.

“As the taxi approached the drop-off point at the hospital an explosion occurred from within the car. This quickly engulfed it in flames.

“Remarkably the taxi driver escaped from the cab.

“He has been treated for his injuries that he sustained and he’s now been released from hospital.”

Mr Jackson said police were “aware there were Remembrance events just a short distance away from the hospital and that the ignition occurred shortly before 11am”.

“We cannot at this time draw any connection with this but it is a line of inquiry we are pursuing,” he added.

He confirmed a fourth man, aged 20, was arrested earlier in the Kensington area of the city and was in custody.

Four men have been arrested and remain in custody where they will be interviewed by counter-terrorism police.

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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood is the editor and news reporter covering national and international news crime and policing news. Tweet your news and views to @TrevSherwoodPH

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