Bomb disposal squad called to hospital after ‘explosion’ sounds outside entrance

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Bomb squad is called to hospital after ‘explosion’ sound is heard outside entrance as photos from scene show burnt car

  • Police said they are dealing with an incident outside Liverpool Women’s Hospital
  • Photos posted on social media show a car on fire before it caught fire
  • People have been urged to avoid the area while a police helicopter circle










Emergency services have been called to an ‘incident’ outside a hospital in Liverpool.

Merseyside Police said a cordon had been placed around Liverpool Women’s Hospital and inquiries were ongoing.

A spokesman for the force said on Sunday: ‘We can confirm that an incident occurred outside Liverpool Women’s Hospital at around 11am this morning.

‘A cordon has been established around the affected area and several roads in the vicinity have been sealed off.

‘Emergency services are currently at the scene to assess the situation.’

Images of a car on fire at the scene have previously been shared online, as well as footage of several loud explosions and smoke billowing near the hospital’s entrance.

Police and firefighters are seen with a bomb disposal vehicle outside Liverpool Women’s Hospital

The police have not given much information about this at the moment.

A bomb squad has also been called to the hospital following reports of an ‘explosion’ outside the entrance.

Police and firefighters were seen at the scene with bomb disposal vehicles.

Photos posted on social media showed a burnt-out car next to several parked vehicles.

Photos taken at the scene showed smoke rising in the sky, while a video showed the sound of an explosion as firefighters rushed to the spot.

Photos taken at the scene showed smoke rising in the sky, while a video showed the sound of an explosion as firefighters rushed to the spot.

One video also showed smoke rising into the sky as a loud bang could be heard in the background, while firefighters rushed to the scene.

The women employed in the hospital have been removed, while a police cordon remains. Liverpool Echo has been informed.

A police helicopter was also seen circling the area.

A police helicopter was also seen moving outside a hospital in the area where a car caught fire.

A police helicopter was also seen moving outside a hospital in the area where a car caught fire.

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