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Bomb clearance team returns to Liverpool Street at the center of the terrorist investigation

A bomb squad has returned to a street in Liverpool, which is at the center of an investigation into Sunday’s terrorist attack.

Close to Sefton Park in the L17 area, Rutland Avenue is central to the counter-terrorism investigation into the Liverpool Women’s Hospital.

Counter Terror Police North West confirmed the man believed to have built the makeshift explosive device which he carried into a taxi Sunday has now been formally identified as 32-year-old Al Swealmeen.

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Photos taken at the site Thursday night show a bomb disposal unit back at the site on Rutland Avenue, which police say remains the “main focus” of their investigation.



Rutland Avenue Thursday night, which remains the main focus of the counter-terrorism investigation
Rutland Avenue Thursday night, which remains the main focus of the counter-terrorism investigation

The bomb disposal team was seen leaving the site around noon. 20.00, but a barrier is still in place.

The Counter-Terrorism Police confirmed that Al Swealmeen is connected to both the Rutland Avenue and Sutcliffe Street addresses after living in Sutcliffe Street for ‘a while’ and ‘recently rented’ the Rutland Avenue property.

Officers continue to find “important evidence” and “significant items” from the address on Rutland Avenue.

Police said their work at Liverpool Women’s Hospital will continue over the next few days, with the scene likely to not be released until Sunday.

Assistant Chief Constable Russ Jackson of the Counter Terror Police North West said: “Counter-terrorism detectives leading the investigation into the terrorist incident on Sunday, November 14, have formally identified the deceased as Emad Al Swealmeen.

“He is believed to have been born in Iraq and most recently lived there Rutland Avenue address.

“The officers have tracked down a relative of Al Swealmeen and we will talk to them today.

“That the stage at the hospital remains in place But the car has been removed and officers continue to conduct fingertip searches.

“Sections are expected to be released in the coming days, but the scene will only be fully released before at least Sunday.”

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