Police issue warning over CCTV footage of Liverpool bomb explosion
The footage is part of an ongoing investigation.
Police have issued a warning over footage circulating of the Liverpool bomb explosion on Sunday and have asked people not to share it.
Merseyside Police on Monday reminded social media users that the video is crucial evidence in "a live and ongoing investigation" and should not be distributed.
Please see our request to people using social media to follow updates about the incident outside @LiverpoolWomens in #Liverpool yesterday. We are working closely with @gmpolice to investigate and would appreciate the public's co-operation at this time. pic.twitter.com/9VXUjdKMGt
— Merseyside Police (@MerseyPolice) November 15, 2021
Writing on Twitter, the force went on to say that not only is the video sensitive material in what has now been declared a terrorist attack, but it "may show bystanders, witnesses and the victim who was injured" and aside from causing distress, sharing it could jeopardise the investigation.
A taxi driver - David Perry - is believed to have locked the door to his vehicle after seeing the explosive, preventing further damage, injury, and loss of life during the incident at Liverpool Women's Hospital.
It has since been reported that taxi driver David Perry allegedly leapt from his taxi after "noticing the passenger wearing a device."
Though the explosion occurred at the hospital, the male passenger reportedly asked to be dropped off at Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral less than a mile away, where 1,200 military personnel, veterans and families of fallen soldiers had gathered for Remembrance Sunday.
Four men have been arrested in connection with the incident.