An explosion outside Liverpool Women’s Hospital on Remembrance Sunday has been declared a terror incident by police.
A taxi exploded and was engulfed in flames just before 11:00 GMT at a drop-off zone near the entrance, killing the passenger and injuring the driver.
The cabbie, named locally as David Perry, was declared a hero by Liverpool Mayor Joanne Anderson for locking the suspect inside the vehicle.
Four men have been arrested in the city under the Terrorism Act.
Head of Counter Terrorism Policing North West, Russ Jackson, said the taxi passenger appeared to have made an “improvised explosive device” which caused the blast.
The incident in Liverpool yesterday has been declared terrorism.
Counter Terrorism Policing, along with our partners, continue to work at pace.
We urge all to remain vigilant. If you see anything suspicious please report via https://t.co/AZvXoV84Qg. https://t.co/2KWuSAhT7p
— Counter Terrorism Policing UK (@TerrorismPolice) November 15, 2021
Source: BBC News