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Liverpool bombing: Cabbie is seen with his head in his hands

Seconds after cheating death: Cabbie is seen with his head in his hands after staggering from wreckage of his car after suicide bomb exploded outside hospital

  • Dramatic CCTV footage shows the scene as the bomb exploded outside Liverpool Women’s Hospital
  • Glass is sent flying as the car’s windows blow out, before a plume of smoke billows upwards
  • Around nine seconds later, dazed taxi driver David Perry opens his door and staggers out
  • Despite his injuries, he warns others to stay away as he stumbles towards the hospital reception

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Dramatic CCTV footage shows the scene as the bomb exploded outside Liverpool Women’s Hospital at 10.57am on Remembrance Sunday.

Glass is sent flying as the car’s windows blow out, before a plume of smoke billows upwards.

Around nine seconds later, dazed driver David Perry opens his door and staggers out.

Despite his injuries, he warns others to stay away as he stumbles towards the hospital reception with his head in his hands. Half a minute later the car is engulfed in flames.

Dramatic CCTV footage shows the scene as the bomb exploded outside Liverpool Women’s Hospital at 10.57am on Remembrance Sunday

Around nine seconds later, dazed driver David Perry opens his door and staggers out. Despite his injuries, he warns others to stay away as he stumbles towards the hospital reception with his head in his hands

Around nine seconds later, dazed driver David Perry opens his door and staggers out. Despite his injuries, he warns others to stay away as he stumbles towards the hospital reception with his head in his hands

Security staff including a man in a high-vis jacket run towards the blaze to try to help the passenger, not realising he is a bomber.

Yesterday security sources revealed Emad Al Swealmeen did not intend to set off the device in the taxi. 

The homemade incendiary is thought to have gone off accidentally and only partially detonated.

Experts suggested the detonators exploded but failed to set off the main charge – a scenario which would have led to greater devastation. 

Security staff including a man in a high-vis jacket run towards the blaze to try to help the passenger, not realising he is a bomber

Security staff including a man in a high-vis jacket run towards the blaze to try to help the passenger, not realising he is a bomber

Hero taxi driver David Perry pictured with his wife Rachel

Hero taxi driver David Perry pictured with his wife Rachel

Nick Aldworth, a former counter-terrorism national co-ordinator, told BBC Radio 4’s Today that from what he has seen there is ‘very little blast damage’ indicating that whatever was in the vehicle was ‘low yield or didn’t work properly, or possibly an incendiary’.

David Videcette, a former 7/7 counter-terror detective at Scotland Yard, said: ‘The white smoke indicates the explosion was fuelled by some type of explosive, the fire then takes hold and the smoke changes colour as it consumes the car.

‘Improvised Explosive Devices have various components, with each having to operate in the correct order. It’s possible what we see here is a detonator explosion that has failed to set off the main charge.’

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