MOMENTUM Warrington has condemned Prime Minister Theresa May for 'circumventing the democratic process' after authorising military action in Syria without a parliamentary vote.

The UK joined the United States and France in carrying out air strikes on Saturday following a suspected chemical attack in Douma on April 7.

But Kenny Watson, chairman of Momentum Warrington, has joined Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in slamming the move.

He said: "Momentum Warrington condemn the bombing of Syria and the injuries sustained by innocents because of this.

"This is an unwelcome escalation of military conflict in an unstable region.

"The attack was undertaken before any independent investigation could be made regarding the use of chemical weapons in Douma.

"Momentum Warrington also condemn the Prime Minister circumventing the democratic process and ordering the bombing without a vote in Parliament.

"We have had enough of military adventures which cause more problems than they solve.

"These lessons should have been learned by the UK and US following the tragedy of the Iraq War."

But the Tories have defended the decision to take military action.

A Conservative Party spokesman said: "These limited and targeted airstrikes were about degrading Assad's chemical weapons capability and to deter the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

"The strikes targeted a chemical weapons storage and production facility, a key chemical weapons research centre and a military bunker involved in chemical weapons attacks.

"They were not about intervening in a civil war, but preventing further humanitarian catastrophe and restoring the international norm against the use of chemical weapons."