Mr Trump wrote on Twitter: 'Just out report: 'United Kingdom crime rises 13% annually amid spread of Radical Islamic terror.' Not good, we must keep America safe!' Figures released yesterday revealed that police forces registered 5.2 million crimes in the year to the end of June - up 13 per cent on the previous year.
But British MPs tore into Mr Trump for talking 'nonsense' and said he is 'spreading fear and xenophobia' by wrongly blaming the rise on terrorism. Others accused him of peddling 'fake news' and pointed out terrorism accounts for a 'tiny' proportion of crime in Britain.