Update from Counter Terrorism Police North West following Liverpool car explosion | Counter Terrorism Policing

Update from Counter Terrorism Police North West following Liverpool car explosion

Assistant Chief Constable Russ Jackson of Counter Terrorism Police North West said: “Counter Terrorism detectives leading the investigation into the terrorism incident on Sunday 14 November have formally identified the deceased as Emad Al Swealmeen.

“He is believed to have been born in Iraq and lived most recently at the Rutland Avenue address.

“Officers have traced a relative of Al Swealmeen and we will be speaking with them today.

“The scene at the hospital remains in place however the car has been removed and officers continue to conduct fingertip searches.

“It is expected that sections will be released in the coming days, but the scene will not be fully released until at least Sunday.

“The addresses at Rutland Avenue and Sutcliffe Street continue to be searched and significant items have been found at both addresses.

“Rutland Avenue remains our main focus.

“I extend my thanks to the community for their continued patience and co-operation throughout this investigation and we will continue to provide updates as often as we can.”

Anyone who has any information should call on 0161 856 1027 quoting Liverpool Women’s Hospital incident.

Details can be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

We have said for many years that Communities Defeat Terrorism, and the help and support we get from the public is a vital part of that. So we would urge everyone to remain vigilant, and if you do see anything suspicious then please report it, in confidence, to police via the Anti-terrorist hotline or gov.uk/ACT. It won’t ruin lives, but it may well save them.