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WATCH: Theresa May: Donald Trump’s Parsons Green comments ‘unhelpful’

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Theresa May has hit back at Donald Trump over 'unhelpful' comments in the wake of the Parsons Green bomb attack.

The US President tweeted that the perpetrator had been "in the sights of Scotland Yard" and they should have been more "proactive" in stopping them.

But the Prime Minister said it was too early to speculate on the ongoing investigation.

Many of the 22 injured have been hospitalised for treatment to "flash burns", after an improvised device exploded as the train approached the station in south west London at approximately 8.20am.

Speaking from Downing Street following a meeting of Cobra, the Prime Minister’s emergency committee, Mrs May said: “I never think it’s helpful for anyone to speculate on what is an ongoing investigation.

“As I’ve said, the police and security services are working to discover the full circumstances of this cowardly attack and to identity all those responsible.”

She added that the terror threat remains at "severe" but that the public should continue to be vigilant.

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President Trump has since been briefed on the "terrible" incident and said he would phone the Prime Minister in due course.

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Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, speaking before police confirmed they were treating the incident as terrorism, said people should "keep calm and go about their normal lives" as emergency services respond.

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