The brave Taxi driver who survived the Liverpool hospital explosion has been named locally as David, I recently mentioned his friend said he had locked someone inside his car when he believed they had a explosive. The statement from Fire service confirms the survivor left the car before explosion.There is still a police cordon in Rutland avenue and according to political editor for the Echo it is negotiations with a suspect in a property.
One person has been confirmed dead and another person has been injured following a car explosion at Liverpool Women’s Hospital. Counter Terrorism Police are now leading the investigation supported by Merseyside Police, however it has not been declared a terror incident at this stage. Phil Garrigan, Chief Fire Officer at MFRS, said his crews were confronted with a “fully developed fire” that was quickly extinguished. He added that the survivor of the explosion was believed to have “left the vehicle prior to the fire developing to the extent that it did”. Kathryn Thomson, Chief Executive Officer of the Women’s NHS Trust said activity for the next 24-48 hours would be reviewed and that patients should wait to be contacted for updates. Chief Constable Serena Kennedy has confirmed that a person has died after a car explosion outside the Liverpool Women’s Hospital this morning. Pictures show a car engulfed in flames outside the Liverpool Women’s Hospital. A locals company called “Delta” is the owner of the taxi that exploded. A former soldier called Kevin Culbertson has said online his friend was the driver of the taxi and is injured, he is also a hero in the situation. Upon realising the person in his taxi had a bomb he got out and locked them inside. He suffered the brunt of the impact. Armed officers were involved in what appeared to be an hours-long operation outside a property in Rutland Avenue, near Sefton Park.