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Liverpool terror: Bomb squad returns to road near hospital days after blast


Britain’s threat level was raised after an explosion outside a hospital in Liverpool on Remembrance Sunday which police have declared a terror incident. A taxi passenger took an improvised explosive device into a cab and detonated it outside Liverpool Women’s Hospital.

Now, residents living in Rutland Avenue, near the hospital, have been told their street may be cordoned off for several more days.

This comes after it was blocked by police and emergency services following the terror incident.

Those living in the street are able to leave and return to their homes but must sign in and out with offices.

Rutland Avenue resident Jon Egan told Liverpool Echo: “Obviously it is concerning to see the bomb disposal unit still in the street and with such little information it’s bound to be worrying for residents.”

Home Secretary Priti Patel confirmed on Monday a COBRA meeting had taken place, sharing the Joint Terror Analysis Centre (JTAC) is increasing the UK threat level from “substantial to severe”.

The Government’s definition for a “severe” threat level holds that “an attack is highly likely”.

Speaking to broadcasters, the Home Secretary said: “The Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre, Jtac, are now increasing the United Kingdom’s threat level from substantial to severe.

“And there’s a reason for that, and that reason is because of what we saw yesterday is the second incident in a month.”

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