Anti-terrorism police arrested three


Three people have been arrested under terrorism law after a passenger died while he was detonating a taxi outside a Liverpool hospital.

Police said the men, aged 29, 26 and 21, were detained in the city’s Kensington area and arrested under the Terrorism Act.

The male passenger was declared brought dead on the spot outside the women’s hospital and has not been formally identified.

The taxi driver was injured in the blast on Sunday morning and is said to be in a stable condition.

It was announced earlier on Sunday that the counter-terrorism police would lead the investigation. In a statement, Counter-Terrorism Police North-West said: “We are leading the investigation with the support of Merseyside Police, and are keeping an open mind about the cause of the explosion. We are trying to try and establish the circumstances behind it.” We are working at a fast pace to get it done and will update it in the coming time.”

of liverpool Mayor, Joan Anderson, described the incident As “turbulent and disturbed” as he was, he thanked the emergency services for their prompt response.

Police were called at 10.59 a.m. on Sunday after a car explosion was reported outside City Center Hospital. Pictures of the burning car quickly circulated on social media, with reports of police, fire and ambulance services as well as bomb squads present.

Merseyside Police said, “Unfortunately, we can confirm that one person has died and the other has been taken to hospital, where he is being treated for his injuries, which are thankfully not life-threatening.” Is.”

“So far we understand that the car involved was a taxi that had come to the hospital shortly before the explosion. Work is still underway to establish what happened, and it may take some time to be in a position to confirm anything.

“We are open-minded about what caused the explosion, but given how it happened, cautiously, counter-terrorism police are leading an investigation supported by Merseyside Police.”

Cordons remained in place on Sunday evening, with some roads closed.