Liverpool hospital bomb news: Terror suspect Emad Al Swealmeen was ‘unknown to MI5’ & had asylum claims rejected

Liverpool hospital bomb news: Terror suspect Emad Al Swealmeen was ‘unknown to MI5’ & had asylum claims rejected

THE man who detonated a car bomb outside Liverpool Women’s Hospital made the device from ball bearings after his asylum claims were rejected.

Emad Jamil Al-Swealmeen, 32, blew himself to bits after the taxi exploded in a fireball just seconds after pulling up outside of Liverpool Women’s Hospital on Sunday morning.

Addressing the nation today as developments about the attack unfolded, Boris Johnson told a Downing Street news conference: “What yesterday showed above all is that the British people will never be cowed by terrorism, we will never give in to those who seek to divide us with senseless acts of violence. And our freedoms and our way of life will always prevail.”

It comes as Britain’s terror threat level has been raised to severe following the Liverpool car bomb plot – meaning another attack is seen as “highly likely”.

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