Hero taxi driver David Perry who was injured in the Remembrance Sunday Hospital blast in Liverpool has given an interview to counter-terrorism officers investigating the incident at Liverpool Women’s Hospital.
The taxi driver has been hailed as a hero for stopping “an absolutely awful disaster” as Boris Johnson praised his “incredible presence of mind and bravery”.
The taxi driver, a father of two, had what has been described as a ‘miracle escape’ after a device strapped to his passenger Enzo Almeni exploded in the back of his cab.
Police have confirmed the blast was being officially classed as a terrorist attack. The and bomb-making materials for an improvised device have been found at an address sealed off by officers on Sunday.
Mr Johnson led tributes to Mr Perry as Cabinet minister Oliver Dowden warned that the “attack” reflected the severity of the extremist threat facing Britain.
He said: “This is an ongoing investigation so I can’t comment on the details or exactly what type of incident it was, what type of crime it may have been. But it does look as though the taxi driver in question did behave with incredible presence of mind and bravery.”
Liverpool’s Mayor Joanne Anderson said that Mr Perry “in his heroic effort has managed to divert what could have been an absolutely awful disaster at the hospital. Our thanks go to him.”
The GoFundMe page for a David reads: “Fundraiser put together by the the lads out the saddle kirkdale.
“This man is an absolute hero his quick thinking tonight possibly saved a lot of lives during the process he suffered nasty injuries including fracturing his back nasty burns and a serve ear injury including his car which is his lively hood his car which was blown up let’s help him purchase a new vehicle and help him and his family get by during this terrible time while he recovers.”