Attorney General and police warn social media users over explosion comments

Social media users warned.

The Attorney General’s office has issued a warning to social media users about the legal dangers of misinformed comments about Sunday’s fatal explosion outside the Liverpool Women’s Hospital.

The statement was made at the same time as Merseyside Police issued a warning about sharing videos of unrelated incidents dating back many years that claimed to be of the Remembrance Day car blast.

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Police have confirmed that three men - aged 29, 26, and 21 - have been arrested under the Terrorism Act and remain in custody with enquiries ongoing.

Meanwhile, a male passenger was declared dead at the scene of the car explosion that occurred at 10.59 in the morning and is yet to be formally identified.

The male driver of the car - a taxi - was injured in the explosion and remains in hospital in a stable condition.

Merseyside Police tweeted that they would post official and accurate updates at @MerseyPolice in partnership with @GMpolice.

Meanwhile, the Attorney General reminded social media users that they faced the same law on Contempt of Court as reporters.

Merseyside’s Chief Constable Serena Kennedy said in an earlier statement: “It is important that, at this very early stage, people do not speculate about what has happened. We will endeavour to update our communities as soon as we are able.”