Pictured: Hero taxi driver ‘who locked suicide bomber in his car after being told to take him to Poppy Day parade’ as friends say he only needed stitches and is already home – and terror police probing hospital blast arrest three and evacuate dozens of houses

David Perry (left), the taxi driver who apparently locked a suicide bomber in his car after being told to take him to Poppy Day parade in Liverpool on Sunday.

Hero Mr Perry only needed stitches after the explosion (centre) and is already home, a family friend told MailOnline, hours after armed police (top right) arrested three suspects, aged 29, 26 and 21, in the Kensington area of Liverpool and evacuated dozens of houses as part of a terror probe. The passenger, a man who has not yet been identified, was declared dead at the scene, which was attended by emergency services and a bomb squad (bottom right) after it was reported at 10:59am – moments before the nation fell silent to mark Poppy Day. Mr Perry was discharged at 6:30pm on Sunday and is at home. The incident took place as a Remembrance service involving more than 2,000 military personnel, veterans and civic dignitaries, was happening at the city’s cathedral less than a mile away. A close friend of Mr Perry’s told MailOnline they believed the original target was the Remembrance service.

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SOURCE: Daily Mail