The Liverpool bomber started making “related purchases” for his assault in April, counter-terror police have mentioned.
Emad Al Swealmeen died in an explosion outside Liverpool Women’s Hospital in a taxi shortly earlier than 11am on Remembrance Sunday.
Assistant Chief Constable Russ Jackson, head of Counter Terrorism Policing North West, mentioned “a fancy image” was “rising over the purchases of the element elements of the machine”.
“We all know that Al Swealmeen rented the property from April this 12 months, and we imagine related purchases have been made not less than since that point,” he mentioned a press release.
“Now we have now traced a subsequent of kin for Al Swealmeen who has knowledgeable us that he was born in Iraq.
“Our enquiries have discovered that Al Swealmeen has had episodes of psychological sickness, this may kind a part of the investigation and can take a while to completely perceive.”
Mr Jackson mentioned a autopsy examination had confirmed the reason for demise as “accidents sustained from the fireplace and explosion”.
He additionally appealed for individuals who knew Al Swealmeen – particularly throughout this 12 months – to come back ahead, however mentioned police at the moment “are usually not discovering any hyperlink to others within the Merseyside space of concern”.
It comes after the house secretary mentioned the attacker was capable of exploit Britain’s “dysfunctional” asylum system to stay within the nation.