Mum’s fear after the explosion in Liverpool, which occurred shortly after she gave birth.


Mum’s fear after the explosion in Liverpool, which occurred shortly after she gave birth.

A FATHER has spoken out about his partner’s fear after she gave birth to their child less than an hour before the terror attack at Liverpool Women’s Hospital.

The pair were completely ignorant of the explosion, which resulted in the death of one guy and the serious injury of another, David Perry. They delivered their baby at 10 a.m. yesterday, and it was only when the father, who wishes to remain anonymous, went outside to get some fresh air that they realized the explosion had wrecked a cab parked outside the hospital.

As she was being escorted into the theatre, the man elected not to tell his partner.

“I heard something happen outside, but my baby had just been delivered,” the father explained to the Liverpool Echo.

“I didn’t inform [my partner]she was in theatre; I only discovered out when I got down here and watched the taxi driver walk out with blood all over his head.”

“It’s just not something you expect to happen at a hospital.”

The mother, who is still in the hospital with the baby, is worried about what happened and wants to get home as soon as possible.

The explosion has been classified as a terrorist incident by Merseyside Police.

The explosion at the hospital, which is in the city’s Georgian Quarter, appears to have been triggered by an improvised explosive device.

The cab driver who was caught up in the nightmare, David Perry, is said to have been freed from the hospital and is now back at home.

On Sunday, three guys, ages 21, 26, and 29, were detained under Section 41 of the Terrorism Act.

In connection with the incident, a fourth male, aged 20, was arrested today.

“I entirely appreciate that communities in Merseyside may be apprehensive,” Serena Kennedy, Chief Constable of Merseyside Police, said. “I can promise you that my officers are out on the ground and offering high visibility reassurance.”

“There is no specific threat to the area, but I have requested that patrols across Merseyside be boosted.”

“While such incidents are extremely unusual, I would advise people to be calm while remaining watchful and observant.

“There has also been a lot of speculation on social media and false allegations of future occurrences, therefore I would advise members of the public to rely on the official information, which will be issued on our Twitter feed @MerseyPolice and the Merseyside Police.”


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