"Hero" is the taxi driver who allegedly prevented a terrorist attack
He realized that his client had brought explosives, drove the vehicle to a safe place and locked the would-be terrorist in the vehicle, where the explosion occurred
A taxi driver in Liverpool is now described as a "hero" by his friends and colleagues who claim on social media that he averted a terrorist attack in the city.
David Perry is said to be the driver of the taxi that was engulfed in flames on Sunday morning outside the Liverpool Women's Hospital, one of the largest maternity hospitals in Europe, after an explosion that claimed the life of a passenger and his injury.
Although police did not make any announcements until early in the morning, Perry's colleagues on social media say that realized that his client had brought explosives, drove the vehicle to a safe place and locked the would-be terrorist in the vehicle, where the explosion occurred.
The suicide bomber allegedly asked Perry to take him by taxi to Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, just a mile from the site of the blast. A memorial service was held there on Sunday, as a tribute to the fallen, in the presence of war veterans, officials and a large crowd.
In fact, the explosion occurred at 10.59 local time, one minute before the United Kingdom observed a minute of silence in their memory.
Mr Perry was slightly injured in the blast, with reports that he had already been discharged from hospital. One scenario under consideration is for the detonators to explode but not the main bomb, which explains the driver's slight injury.
From the first moment, the investigations were undertaken by the counter-terrorism service, which at night arrested three men aged 29, 26 and 21 in the Kensington area of Liverpool. The operation continued in another area until dawn with the residents of the area being called to leave their homes.