More police are being deployed on the streets of Liverpool after a fatal car explosion yesterday.
It happened outside the Women's Hospital - with four men now being held under the Terrorism Act.
It's understood a taxi driver, who was injured is now recovering at home, while the passenger died during the incident.
— TONYINBHAM (@TT0121) November 15, 2021
It's reported the cab driver locked the passenger in the vehicle after becoming suspicious.
It's been confirmed the passenger had a device with him when he asked to be taken there in a taxi.
BBC News reports that the incident is now being treated as a terrorist attack.
"An improvised explosive device has been manufactured and our assumption so far is that it was built by the passenger in the taxi”
Head of Counter Terror North West Unit Russ Jackson confirms explosion in Liverpool was "a terrorist incident”https://t.co/vBq0GasLik pic.twitter.com/h4CLE7ycuf
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) November 15, 2021
The driver has been named as David Perry.
— ScouseScene (@scousescene) November 15, 2021
TV presenter Piers Morgan has hailed David's actions as heroic
This is Liverpool taxi driver David Perry who locked a Remembrance Sunday terrorist in his cab seconds before the bomber detonated an explosive device right outside a maternity hospital. David’s actions almost certainly saved many lives. He is an absolute hero. 👏👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/qjHzGMxIUT
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) November 15, 2021
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