Liverpool Taxi Driver David Perry was hailed a hero by friends who said he locked an alleged suicide bomber inside his cab just moments before the vehicle blew up outside a hospital.
The explosion happened just seconds before the 11am minute’s silence to mark Remembrance Day was due to take place.
The passenger had initially asked to go to the city’s Service of Remembrance at Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral where 1,200 military personnel, veterans and families of the fallen had gathered to pay their respects.
A friend of Mr Perry, 45, said that he believed that the cathedral was the target but traffic and road closures led to the passenger asking the driver to park at the nearby Liverpool Women’s Hospital instead.
The friend said: ‘David noticed the man had some kind of light attached to his clothing and was messing around with it, it didn’t look right at all.’
‘The man changed his mind and asked to go to the city centre instead. But when they were going past the Women’s Hospital he said to pull in there.’
As Mr Perry pulled into the hospital forecourt he locked the doors so the man couldn’t get out. The device then exploded and fortunately Mr Perry managed to jump out of the car and escape with minor injuries.
MI5 are said to be working with counter-terrorism police to confirm whether the Cathedral or the hospital was the true target and whether it was an Islamist attack.
The suicide bombing passenger has not yet been formally identified.
Terror attacks in the UK now take place on a regular basis. This is the result of the arrogant and treacherous government allowing millions of radical Islamists into the country who have a total alien culture and way of life.
Moreover, large numbers of them are determined to take over our country by living on benefits and breeding faster than the native population.
Are we going to just sit back and let this happen? The answer is, No, of course not.
So, in summary, let’s get well organised in a sensible political and professional manner in preparation to defend our once great country and protect our culture and identity.