Police identify man killed during car explosion outside Liverpool Women’s Hospital

– Merseyside Police said four people have been arrested under the Terrorism Act after a car exploded outside the Women’s Hospital in Liverpool on Sunday. The motivation for the attack is “yet to be understood,” police said

– The four men who were arrested have been released from custody following interviews on Monday, Head of Counter-Terrorism Police North West, ACC Russ Jackson, confirms this has been declared a terrorist incident

– A taxi carrying one passenger exploded outside the hospital just minutes before 11:00 am GMT on Remembrance Sunday

– The passenger died at the scene, while the taxi driver, named locally as David Perry, has been discharged from hospital, Sky News reports. His wife Rachel said “there are a lot of rumors flying around”

– Armed police have carried out raids across the city, while specialist officers and police negotiators remain on the scene outside a house on Rutland Avenue near Sefton Park

– Home Secretary Priti Patel announced that the terror threat level has been increased to “severe”


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