Liverpool Women’s Hospital: Three Terrorist Arrests After Explosion Kill One Person And Injure Another | UK News

Three people have been arrested by counter-terrorism police after a fatal car explosion outside a Liverpool hospital.

The men are aged 29, 26 and 21 according to police and were detained in the Kensington area of ​​Liverpool before being arrested under the Terrorism Act in connection with the explosion.

“Detectives from Counter Terrorism Police North West continue to keep an open mind about the cause of the explosion and are working closely with colleagues at Merseyside Police while the investigation continues at a pace,” the police statement added.

Police were called to the scene shortly before 11 a.m. Sunday.  Photo: Chris Neill
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Police were called to the scene shortly before 11 a.m. Sunday. Photo: Chris Neill
One person died and another was injured in the fire outside the hospital
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One person died and another was injured in the fire outside the hospital

Merseyside Police said officers were called Liverpool The Women’s Hospital at 10.59 on Sunday. Photos shared online showed a car on fire and later burnt out, with smoke billowing over the building.

Armed police were pictured outside a house in the city after the explosion.

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

A later statement confirmed that the deceased was a passenger in the car and that the driver was injured and remains in hospital in stable condition.

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Bomb clearance team outside Liverpool hospital

“So we have understood that the car involved was a taxi which stopped at the hospital shortly before the explosion occurred,” the statement added.

Terrorism officers are leading the investigation “out of caution,” but detectives said they keep an “open mind” about the cause.

Armed police at an Liverpool address following an explosion
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Armed police were spotted at an address in Liverpool
There was a large police presence outside the hospital after the incident
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There was a large police presence outside the hospital

The hospital said visits were limited so far, with patients redirected to other hospitals where possible.

“Patients should wait to be contacted for updates on any scheduled appointments or other hospital attendance,” it added.

A statement said ambulances were still arriving and that staff could leave and enter “under police supervision”.

Phil Garrigan, chief fire officer of the Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, said the fire was “fully developed” when his crew arrived and that the injured person had fled before it took off.

He told reporters: “The operational crews quickly extinguished the fire, but as has been repeated by the police chief, there was one death.

“Another person had left the vehicle before the fire developed to the extent it did.”

Chief Fire Officer of Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service Phil Garrigan with Merseyside Chief Constable Serena Kennedy speaks to the media outside Liverpool Women's Hospita
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Merseyside fire chief Phil Garrigan said one person managed to leave the car before the fire developed

Liverpool Mayor Joanne Anderson described the incident as “disturbing and outrageous”.

“My thoughts go to those affected,” she tweeted. “I would like to thank the emergency services for their prompt response and for calming the situation.”

Interior Minister Priti Patel wrote a post saying she was “regularly updated” on the “horrific incident”.

Smoke is seen pouring over Liverpool Women's Hospital
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Smoke billowed over the hospital after the explosion

“Our police and emergency services are working hard to determine what happened and it is true that they are given the time and space to do so,” she added.

A roadblock and roadblocks are in place while police investigate the site.

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