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British police name terrorist suspect in Liverpool car explosion

Headlines 13:50 16 Nov, 2021

A suspected terrorist who blew himself up outside Liverpool Women's Hospital over the weekend has been named as 32-year-old Emad Al Swealmeen

British police name terrorist suspect in Liverpool car explosion

A suspected terrorist who blew himself up outside Liverpool Women's Hospital over the weekend has been named as 32-year-old Emad Al Swealmeen. Counter Terrorism Police North West said they "strongly believe" Al Swealmeen was the passenger who died when a taxi exploded shortly before 11 a.m. on Sunday. They previously said he was picked up in the Rutland Avenue area of the city and asked to be taken to the hospital. As the car reached the hospital's passenger drop-off point, it exploded. Searches are under way at the Rutland Avenue address and a second address in Sutcliffe Street, which officers have said Al Swealmeen previously lived at.

Detective Chief Inspector Andrew Meeks said: "Our inquiries are very much ongoing but at this stage we strongly believe that the deceased is 32-year-old Emad Al Swealmeen. "Al Swealmeen is connected to both the Rutland Avenue and Sutcliffe Street addresses where searches are still ongoing. "We believe he lived at the Sutcliffe Street address for some time and had recently rented the Rutland Avenue address. "Our focus is the Rutland Avenue address where we have continued to recover significant items. "We continue to appeal for any information about this incident and now that we have released his name any information that the public may have about Al Swealmeen no matter how small may be of great assistance to us."