A heroic cab driver in Britain is being praised after his actions may have saved the lives of many people.
David Perry’s cab was obliterated in the fireball outside Liverpool Women’s Hospital on Sunday after a bomb was detonated inside.
The blast killed one person in the car, thought to have been the terrorist, and injured Perry.
This is Liverpool taxi driver David Perry who locked a Remembrance Sunday terrorist in his cab seconds before the bomber detonated an explosive device right outside a maternity hospital. David’s actions almost certainly saved many lives. He is an absolute hero. 👏👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/qjHzGMxIUT
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) November 15, 2021
Thankfully, Perry has been discharged from hospital.
Source say that the terrorist couldn’t access a Remembrance Day event with the explosives because the streets were blocked off, so hopped in Perry’s cab to the local Women’s Hospital.
A friend of David’s said:
“They couldn’t get there, the roads were blocked off. 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. It was just before 11.
“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.
“I don’t know how he’s done it with a split second’s thought but David’s jumped out and locked the car with this guy in the back.
“As soon as he did, it’s gone off.
“David’s the luckiest man in Britain as well as the most heroic, if this guy got in the hospital God knows what could have happened.”
Perry suspected something was wrong, so selflessly locked the suspect in the car with him. That’s when the bomb was detonated.
The car exploded, and shortly afterwards, Perry staggered out of the car. Miraculously, alive.
"An improvised explosive device has been manufactured and our assumption so far is that it was built by the passenger in the taxi”
Head of Counter Terror North West Unit Russ Jackson confirms explosion in Liverpool was "a terrorist incident”https://t.co/vBq0GasLik pic.twitter.com/h4CLE7ycuf
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) November 15, 2021
Another friend added:
“David suffered cuts and bruises, a perforated eardrum and needed stitches in his ear.
“He’ll be sore in the morning but he’s home.
“I’m just glad no new babies were leaving at the time. For David to have probably been terrified and think so fast and then end up OK – it’s amazing.”
What a hero.