London tube blast: Theresa May slams Donald Trump, says 'not helpful to speculate on investigation'

London: British prime minister Theresa May said on Friday it was not helpful for people to speculate on any investigation after US president Donald Trump tweeted that the culprits behind a bombing on a train were in the sights of the police.

Asked about Trump's tweet saying that those responsible for the bomb in west London which injured 22 people were in the sights of Scotland Yard, May said, "I never think it’s helpful for anybody to speculate on what is an ongoing investigation."

She also said that the police and security services were doing all they could to identify those responsible for the "cowardly attack".

 London tube blast: Theresa May slams Donald Trump, says not helpful to speculate on investigation

File image of Theresa May. AP

A home-made bomb on a packed rush-hour commuter train in London engulfed a carriage in flames and injured 22 people on Friday in what police said was Britain's fifth terrorism incident this year, but apparently failed to fully explode.

Passengers on board a train heading into the capital fled in panic as the fire erupted at Parsons Green underground station in West London at 8.20 a.m. (0720 GMT).

Some suffered burns while others were injured in a stampede to escape. The National Health Service said 22 people had been taken to London hospitals, most believed to be suffering flash burns. None were thought to be in a serious condition, the ambulance service said.

Updated Date: Sep 15, 2017 20:22:09 IST



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