The taxi driver who escaped from the Liverpool terror attack has said “it’s a miracle” that he is alive and thanked the public for their “amazing generosity”.
avid Perry had driven the Liverpool attacker, Emad al-Swealmeen, to the city’s maternity hospital last Sunday and was caught up in the bomb blast.
He managed to flee the car just before it went up in flames.
In a statement, issued through Greater Manchester Police, Mr Perry condemned the attack as an “evil act” and said he was grateful that no others were injured by the blast.
He also thanked all the staff at the women’s hospital and the medics and police officers who looked after him.
He 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 by 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.”
Mr Perry described his escape saying: “I feel like it’s a miracle that I’m alive” and added that he was “so thankful that no one else was injured in such an evil act”.
The statement ended: “I now need time to try to come to terms with what’s happened and focus on my recovery both mentally and physically.
“Please be kind, be vigilant and stay safe.”