Police are desperately hunting a tube terrorist who injured 22 in a bucket bomb blast at Parsons Green station this morning. The homemade device connected to a timer sent a “fireball down a carriage” as it detonated with a schoolboy among those injured in the rush-hour terror explosion. Bomb squads and counter-terror cops are at the scene as it was revealed that the homemade bomb, likened to pressure cooker devices used in 2013’s Boston Marathon attack, did not fully detonate.

Theresa May is being kept informed of developments after the fifth major terror attack on British soil in six months. The Prime Minister has confirmed she will chair an emergency meeting of Cobra this afternoon. She tweeted: My thoughts are with those injured at Parsons Green and emergency services who are responding bravely to this terrorist incident.” READ MORE