After a Poppy Day suicide bomber exploded a ball-bearing explosive on the back seat at around 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 14, the courageous cabbie David Perry stunned, unlocks his door and staggers out nine seconds later outside Liverpool Women’s Hospital.
The car’s windows shatter out, sending glass flying and a plume of smoke billowing above.
He warns people to keep away despite his injuries as he stumbles towards the hospital reception with his head in his hands. The car is engulfed in flames half a minute later.
Security personnel, including a man in a high-vis jacket, rush to the scene of the fire to assist the passenger, unaware that he is a bomber.
Al Swealmeen did not want to set off the device in the taxi, according to security sources, and the driver’s wife said it was an absolute wonder he escaped with only minor injuries.
Others claimed the partition screen between him and the passenger saved his life, while others claimed the detonators burst but failed to set off the main charge.
Following The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) meeting at Downing Street, the UK’s terror threat level was increased from severe to substantial.
Following the bombing in Merseyside and the murder of Conservative MP Sir David Amess in Essex, police and security services informed Prime Minister that another assault on British soil is now very likely.
Mr. Johnson issued an impassioned warning for the country to be “vigilant,” describing the explosion as a “stark reminder” to the public of the dangers posed by terrorism. It comes after reports that the accused terrorist arrived in the UK from the Middle East several years ago and was unknown to the security agencies in the country, reported Daily Mail.
The Prime Minister told a Covid press briefing: ‘What [Sunday] showed above all is that the British people will never be cowed by terrorism, we will never give in to those who seek to divide us with senseless acts of violence. And our freedoms and our way of life will always prevail.’