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Emad Al Swealmeen, 32, born in Iraq, was killed when the bomb he made in an apartment he rented in the city exploded with him inside the taxi.
The driver, David Perry, survived the blast, captured on hospital CCTV.
The shelling occurred shortly before 11 a.m. on Remembrance Sunday, not far from a nearby church service attended by hundreds of people at Liverpool Cathedral.
Senior Coroner Andre Rebello concluded a brief investigation into Al Swealmeen’s death in Liverpool and Wirral Coroner’s Court on Thursday.
Recording his conclusion, the coroner said: ‘On November 14, 2021, Emad Jamil Salman Al Swealmeen died in a taxi in front of Liverpool Women’s Hospital.
He died from an explosion and a subsequent fire caused by an improvised explosive device that had gotten into the taxi.
Emad Al Swealmeen, 32, detonated a homemade bomb outside the hospital just before 11 a.m. on November 14, killing and wounding taxi driver David Perry.
“It is discovered that he manufactured the improvised explosive device, designed to project shrapnel, with murderous intent.”
He added: “It is not clear if he intended for the device to detonate when he did.”
The investigation heard that Emad Al Swealmeen called his brother two days before his death and suggested that he might do “something wrong”.
Senior Coroner Andre Rebello said Al Swealmeen’s brother, who lives in the United States, said he had spoken to him on Friday, Nov. 12, two days before the bomb exploded.
Mr. Rebello said in the investigation: “He says that towards the end of the call, Emad said something like” if I do something wrong that will affect the family, what do you think? ”
He replied something like ‘don’t do shit’, advising him as a big brother, although this was something that worried him, knowing his previous problems.
The investigation heard that Emad Al Swealmeen arrived in the country legally in May 2014 with a Jordanian passport and a UK visa.
Senior Coroner Andre Rebello said:
Senior Coroner Andre Rebello said: “Shortly after his arrival, he claimed, it is falsely believed, that he was of Syrian descent and applied for asylum as a refugee from that country.”
He said the application and all subsequent asylum applications were rejected, with the latest denial in November 2020.
Rebello said there had been reports that Al Swealmeen had rejected Islam and converted to Christianity.
He asked Detective Chief Inspector Andrew Meeks, the lead investigating officer on the case, if this could strengthen his asylum claim.
Meeks said: “I agree with that because I would claim that I would risk persecution upon his return to Syria or Iraq.”
Mr Rebello added: “When the premises were searched, there was a holy Quran and a prayer mat and it was quite evident that he was carrying out the religious duties of someone who is a follower of Islam, despite the alleged conversion to Christianity. “.