Abdul Ezedi: CCTV reveals last-known movements of chemical attack suspect

Ezedi on CCTV Credit: PA

Police hunting the suspect at the centre of a corrosive-liquid attack have released more details of his last-known movements.

The manhunt for Abdul Ezedi is now in its sixth day after a woman and her two daughters, aged eight and three, were injured in the attack in Clapham, south London.

The 31-year-old mother may lose the sight in her right eye after being doused with corrosive liquid, police said.

Police have offered a £20,000 reward to anyone with information leading to the 35-year-old’s arrest.

Officers have been tracking his movements from when he was last seen on Wednesday 31 January.

The last sighting of Ezedi is at 10:04pm when he passed the Unilever building and headed towards Victoria Embankment.

Commander Jon Savell said: “Our teams have been working tirelessly through the night and into today to pinpoint Ezedi’s latest movements and we are now able to release the latest images and footage of him.

“We continue to appeal for information about Ezedi’s whereabouts. It remains our belief that he is being helped by others and yesterday we arrested a man for assisting an offender. Our enquiries continue to target more of Ezedi’s associates."

Abdul Ezedi seen filmed on CCTV in Tesco on Caledonian Road, buying a bottle of water

They tracked his movements around the Tube network using his bank card, but it has not been used since Wednesday.

Ezedi, who is from Newcastle, is not the father of the children in the attack and was in the capital visiting the victim, police believe.

Counter-terrorism officers have been drafted in to help scour hundreds of hours of CCTV in the search for the 35-year-old.

Detectives are working on the premise that he is either being hidden by someone or has come to harm.

Officers arrested a 22-year-old man on suspicion of assisting an offender on Monday and later released him on bail.

However, they said there is no evidence to suggest Ezedi had made advance preparations to go on the run.

A timeline of Abdul Ezedi's movements

Early Wednesday: The wanted man left Newcastle in the “very, very early hours” of Wednesday and travelled south to the capital.

6.30am: Edezi arrived in the Tooting area by around 6.30am.

4.30pm: A sighting of his vehicle was reported at about 4.30pm in Croydon.

7pm: By about this time he was in Streatham.

7.25pm: The attack took place before he allegedly attempted to drive away from the scene, crashing into a stationary vehicle and fleeing on foot.

7.30pm: Minutes after the attack Ezedi boarded a tube at Clapham South underground station.

8pm: He was at King’s Cross tube station.

8.42pm: Ezedi was filmed on CCTV in Tesco on Caledonian Road, with a “fairly significant facial injury” buying a bottle of water, before leaving and heading right.

9pm: Ezedi got on a Victoria line tube at 9pm heading south

9.10pm: Arrives at Victoria Station on the Victoria line

9.16pm: Leaves Victoria eastbound on the District Line

9.30pm: Exits Tower Hill Underground station.

9.47pm: Ezedi is seen on Allhallows Lane. He travels through a passage to Cousin Lane. Then he turns right, walking towards Upper Thames Street

9.51pm: Ezedi then turns left onto Upper Thames Street.

9.54pm: Seen travelling along Upper Thames Street.

9.59pm: Ezedi passes the City of London School on Pauls Walk, heading towards Blackfriars Bridge. He passes the riverboat pier.

10.04pm: Ezedi then passes the Unilever building and heads towards Victoria Embankment.

More than 200 calls have been received from members of the public with potential sightings, but they have since been discounted.

Ezedi allegedly threw the younger child to the ground during the attack at 7.25pm before attempting to drive away from the scene, crashing into a stationary vehicle and fleeing on foot.

Three members of the public who came to the aid of the family during Wednesday’s attack, two aged in their 30s and one in her 50s, have all been discharged from hospital with minor burns.

Anyone with information about Abdul Ezedi is asked to call 020 7175 2784 or for an immediate sighting dial 999. To remain anonymous, please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers.

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