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Wife of taxi driver bomb hero confirms fundraiser as 'GENUINE' after concerns raised


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The wife of taxi driver David Perry who is being hailed a hero after his encounter with a suicide bomber in Liverpool, has publicly confirmed that the GoFundme page set up to raise money for her husband is legitimate following concerns being raised.


Rachel Perry, wife of David Perry, took to Facebook to make the following statement: "So sorry for all the different messages today. Just to confirm the fundraiser has been confirmed as genuine and we just want to thank the person who set this up and all the donors who have donated.

"We are incredibly grateful and just overwhelmed with the support and hundreds of messages we’ve received. I think it’s going to take some time to process everything, again, a massive massive thank you to everyone."


The GoFundme page is believed to have been started by a group of taxi drivers who work in and around the same location as David Perry.

The message on the page, reads: "Fund raiser put together by the the lads out the saddle kirkdale.


"This man is an absolute hero his quick thinking tonight possibly saved a lot of lives during the process he suffered nasty injuries including fracturing his back nasty burns and a serve ear injury including his car which is his lively hood his his car which was blown up let’s help him purchase a new vehicle and help him and his family get by during this terrible time while he recovers."


32 year old Emad Al Swealmeen has been named as the bomber and investigations are ongoing.


The senior investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Andrew Meeks said: "Our enquiries are very much ongoing but at this stage we strongly believe that the deceased is 32 year old Emad Al Swealmeen. Al Swealmeen is connected to both the Rutland Avenue and Sutcliffe Street addresses where searches are still ongoing.


"We continue to appeal for any information about this incident and now that we have released his name any information that the public may have about Al Swealmeen no matter how small may be of great assistance to us.''


Anyone who has any information should call 0161 856 1027 quoting Liverpool Womens Hospital incident.


Details can be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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