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LIVERPOOL EXPLOSION: Council leader sends a message after “terrorist incident” in the city

LIVERPOOL EXPLOSION: Council leader sends a message after “terrorist incident” in the city

Cllr Janette Williamson, leader of Wirral Council

Wirral Council’s leader has sent a message to the people of Liverpool after yesterday’s “terrorist incident” in the city.

Yesterday morning, police, fire and ambulance crews, as well as a bomb disposal unit, were dispatched to Liverpool Women’s Hospital after receiving reports of an explosion.

One man has died as a result of the taxi blast and another man was taken to hospital with injuries that Merseyside Police said were not believed to be life threatening.

Police have today confirmed that they are treating the explosion as a “terrorist incident”.

Reacting to the news today, Cllr Janette Williamson, leader of Wirral Council, said: “We owe a huge debt of gratitude to all our amazing emergency services @MerseyPolice @MerseyFire.

“Wirral stands shoulder to shoulder with Liverpool today #loveandsolidarity @LiverpoolWomens.”

Four people have now been arrested in connection with the blast.

During a press briefing today, Assistant Chief Constable Russ Jackson from Counter Terrorism Policing North West, said a 20-year-old was in custody.

He said: “Our inquiries have led us to two addresses. The first was Sutcliffe Street in the Kensington area of Liverpool and at this location three men aged 21, 26 and 29 were arrested yesterday under Section 41 of the Terrorism Act.

“A short while ago, again in the Kensington area, a further man aged 20 was arrested under S41 of the Terrorism Act.

“They will be interviewed by Counter Terrorism officers later today.”

 

Words: George Morgan, Local Democracy Reporter


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