Liverpool Women's Hospital: Three men arrested in connection with car explosion 6 months ago

Liverpool Women's Hospital: Three men arrested in connection with car explosion

Counter Terrorism Police said they were continuing to "keep an open mind about the cause of the explosion"

Counter-terrorism police have arrested three men in connection with the car explosion at Liverpool Women's Hospital, which left a passenger dead and the driver injured.

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The vehicle, believed to be a taxi, exploded outside the hospital at 11am on Sunday, at the same time the UK was preparing to fall silent to mark Remembrance Sunday.

Liverpool Liverpool Women's Hospital/Image from a screengrab of Google Maps street view taken in 2019
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Three men - aged 29, 26 and 21 - have been arrested under the Terrorism Act, reports the BBC.

Detectives from Counter Terrorism Police North West said they were continuing to "keep an open mind about the cause of the explosion" and were working with Merseyside Police on the ongoing investigation.

The Liverpool Women's Hospital is just a mile from Liverpool Cathedral where military veterans and civic figures attended a Remembrance Sunday service.

Read more: One dead and another injured as car explodes outside Liverpool Women's Hospital

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This news comes after earlier reports of armed police in the residential area of Rutland Avenue, Sefton Park. Residents of the area told the Liverpool Echo they were told to remain indoors by police.

An unnamed resident said that the situation was particularly "alarming" given that it was getting dark and no one knew what was happening.

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She said: "At the Ullet Road entrance there are about four police vehicles, one is jackknifed in the middle of the road and another vehicle is in front of that.

"At the other end it's cordoned off and there is police there. At the Ullet Road end there are what looks like police marksmen.

"All the residents have been told to stay indoors and the police gave no further information."

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Similar reports came from Boaler Street but police officials have since confirmed that the two incidents were not connected.

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