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PM condemns 'cowardly' Parsons Green terror attack

Prime Minister Theresa May has condemned the "cowardly" Parsons Green terror attack, saying it involved a device "clearly intended to cause significant harm".

She said the terror threat level would remain at severe - meaning an attack is highly likely - but would be kept under review as the investigation progresses.

Speaking in Downing Street after chairing a meeting of the Cobra emergency committee she said there would be an increased armed police presence on the transport network in London.

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"The police and the security services are obviously doing all the work to discover the full circumstances of this cowardly attack," she said.

Rest centre opened for people affected by explosion

Police are working with Hammersmith and Fulham Council in opening a rest centre for people who have been affected or evacuated because of the explosion on a tube train at Parsons Green, which Scotland Yard is treating as a 'terrorist incident'.

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Support for people affected by Parsons Green explosion

Police are offering support to anyone affected by the Parsons Green explosion, that Scotland Yard is treating as a 'terrorist incident'.

LAS: 18 patients taken to London hospitals after Parsons Green explosion

The London Ambulance Service says 18 patients have been taken to a number of London hospitals. None are thought to be in a serious or life-threatening condition

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LAS: 'Ambulance crews and incident officers at scene'

The London Ambulance Service says ambulance crews and incident officers are at scene following an explosion on a District Line Tube train at Parsons Green.

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