the essential Three men – aged 29, 26 and 21 years – had been arrested on Sunday in the district of Kensington in Liverpool, under the Terrorism Act, and during ‘At a press conference on Monday, police announced the arrest of a fourth year old man.
On video surveillance footage relayed by the British daily The Daily Mail , we see the taxi approaching the entrance of the health establishment and suddenly explode. The driver of the vehicle manages to extricate himself from it, passing through a cloud of smoke.
According to the first elements of the investigation, the passenger, who died in the explosion, had taken the taxi in an avenue near the hospital, asking to be taken to the health establishment.
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The explosion occurred a few hundred yards from Liverpool Cathedral, as hundreds of soldiers, veterans and members of the public gathered for a tribute. “We cannot establish a link at this stage but it is an avenue of inquiry that we are exploring,” Russ Jackson, in charge of the region’s counterterrorism police, told a press conference on Monday. He clarified that the investigators believed they knew the identity of the passenger, but did not wish to reveal it for the moment.
Wounded in the explosion, the taxi driver has been called a “hero” by politicians and tabloids who have claimed that he had prevented deaths.
“This is an ongoing investigation, so I cannot comment on the details or say exactly what type of incident it is (…) but it appears that the taxi driver in question is behaved with incredible presence of mind and bravery, “Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday during a visit to a London medical center.
According to The Daily Mail , the driver noticed that his passenger looked “suspicious” and locked him in the taxi, before s ‘escape.
“The taxi driver, in his heroic efforts, managed to avoid what would have could have been an absolutely horrific disaster at the hospital, “Liverpool Mayor Joanne Anderson said on the BBC on Monday, confirming that he had” locked the doors “of the vehicle.
He left the hospital where he was being treated, police said.