The Liverpool taxi driver was hailed for heroic efforts after discovering “suspicious” behavior and explosives on the passenger prior to Memorial Day
The city of Liverpool narrowly averted a disaster on Remembrance Day following the heroic actions of a local taxi driver. David Perry became a local hero after locking a suicide bomber in his car, which exploded seconds before the nation fell silent. As a result, Perry suffered non-life-threatening injuries and is currently being treated at a local hospital.
Perry stopped the car just outside the maternity ward of a local hospital, less than a mile from the reported destination of a memorial service at Liverpool Anglican Cathedral. The service was attended by the military, veterans and civil dignitaries. For those who don’t know, Remembrance Day is a day of remembrance that is celebrated in all Commonwealth nations to honor those who gave their lives in battle. It is usually marked on November 11th at 11:00 a.m., the same time World War I was officially declared over.
Who is David Perry?
Perry’s action also resulted in armed police arresting three others in the city as part of an investigation into the incident. The bomber’s identity has not yet been disclosed and the city is still on high alert following the incident. In his update, Prime Minister Boris Johnson did not mention Perry by name but said: “My thoughts go with everyone who is affected by the terrible incident in Liverpool today. I would like to thank the emergency services for their quick response and their professionalism, the police for the ongoing work on the investigation. “
Little is known about Perry to date, other than his brave deeds. We couldn’t find any social media profiles linked to him, but he’s certainly got a lot of discussion on both Facebook and Twitter. It is believed that Perry came from Kirkdale, a borough of Liverpool. On Sunday November 11th, he was just about to pass his day when a passenger changed his life forever. A friend of Perry told the Daily Mail, “The passenger asked David to go to the cathedral, so we believe that was the intended destination.
Just outside the hospital, Perry reportedly noticed the passenger had explosives and behaved suspiciously throughout the journey, so he quickly locked him in the car and escaped. The resulting explosion appeared to hurt Perry too, with another person commenting on Facebook, “He’s in bad, bad shape. He’s a passenger in the delta. He’s got his ear sewn back on, burns and shrapnel wounds and other pretty serious ones. “Injuries.”
There is still a lot of confusion about the event at the moment as the police are investigating. Merseyside Police Chief Serena Kennedy said, “So far we know the car involved was a taxi that stopped at the hospital just before the explosion, able to confirm everything.”
Hours after the explosion, police raided a house in a different part of town and arrested three men in their twenties. The police are still present outside the hospital as well, asking people not to show up unless they have a confirmed appointment. Friends for Perry also launched a fundraiser on GoFundMe, with a goal of £ 20,000 (around $ 26,800) to help with his recovery, family expenses and the purchase of a new vehicle.