Wednesday, December 8, 2021

“Significant items” found in the Liverpool bomber’s house, police confirm

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Anti-terrorism police have confirmed that “significant items” have been found in the home of bomber Emad al-Swealmeen at the Liverpool maternity hospital.

Police also said they had contacted a relative of al-Swealmeen and would speak to them on Wednesday.

Investigators assume that 32-year-old Emad al-Swealmeen built his bomb in a rented apartment in the Sefton Park district and was also looking for explosives in a separate asylum shelter where he lived.

Counter Terrorism Police North West’s Assistant Chief Constable Russ Jackson confirmed on Wednesday that “significant items have been found at both addresses.”

He also added that Emad al-Swealmeen “was believed to be born in Iraq” and “officers have located a relative of al-Swealmeen and we will speak to them today”.

Assistant Chief Constable Jackson said: “Counter-terrorism investigators who led the investigation into the terrorism incident on Sunday November 14th have officially identified the deceased as Emad al-Swealmeen.

“It is believed that he was born in Iraq and last lived on Rutland Avenue. The officers have tracked down a relative of al-Swealmeen and we will speak to them today. The hospital crime scene remains, however the car has been removed and officers continue to perform fingertips.

“Sections are expected to be released in the coming days, but the scene won’t be fully released by Sunday at the latest. The addresses on Rutland Avenue and Sutcliffe Street are still being searched, and significant items have been found at both addresses. Rutland Avenue remains our main focus. “

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