The taxi driver who survived the Liverpool attack has said ‘it is a miracle’ he is still alive after such an ‘evil act’.
David Perry, 45, from Kirkdale, Liverpool, picked up a passenger in Rutland Avenue before making a 10 minute drive to Liverpool Women’s Hospital, where 32-year-old Emad Al Swealmeen detonated an improvised explosive device inside his vehicle.
In a statement released today, Mr Perry and his wife, Rachel, said they were “overwhelmed” by the generosity of the public in the wake of the attack.
The father of two said: “On behalf of myself, Rachel and our family, we would like to say thank you to everyone for all your get well wishes and for your amazing generosity. We are completely overwhelmed with it.
“A special thanks to the staff at the Liverpool women’s hospital, the staff and medical team at Aintree hospital, Merseyside Police and Counter Terrorism Policing, who have all been amazing.
“I feel like it’s a miracle that I’m alive and so thankful that no one else was injured in such an evil act.”
CCTV cameras captured the explosion and Mr Perry getting out of his car 10 seconds later.