Donald Trump has condemned the ‘loser terrorist’ behind this morning’s attack at Parsons Green – sparking a diplomatic row.
The US President called for the UK to be proactive after ‘another attack’ by ‘sick and demented people who were in the sights of Scotland Yard’.
However, Prime Minister Theresa May hit back when addressing reporters at Downing Street.
She said: “I never think it’s helpful for anybody to speculate on what is an ongoing investigation.”
A Met Police official also condemned the President’s tweet – denying the suspect was ‘in their sights’
“The comments are unhelpful and pure speculation,” they said. “If anyone has got any evidence or information, please contact the anti-terrorism hotline.”
In May, the UK police temporarily stopped sharing intelligence about the terror investigation with the United States over a series of leaks about the Manchester bombing.
The president later apologised and vowed to crackdown on his security services.
It is thought police have now identified the Parsons Green tube bomber using CCTV but Scotland Yard hasn’t named the suspect or released an image, amid fears they could be armed and may have planted other explosive devices.
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