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Police have named a person suspected of dousing a mum and her two daughters in acid in a horrendous assault in south London. Officers have issued an pressing warning to the general public to not method Abdul Shokoor Ezedi, who’s believed to be a 35-year-old man from Newcastle.

Ezedi was described as having “significant injuries to the right side of his face” by Metropolitan Police Superintendent Gabriel Cameron, though he warned members of the general public to not method him.

Emergency providers rushed to the scene of the “chemical incident” in Lessar Avenue, Clapham, shortly earlier than 7.30pm on Wednesday evening. One of the victims – a mother-of-two – is feared blind after a person allegedly threw acid within the faces of her and her two youngsters, as horrified onlookers heard screams of “my eyes”. Police confirmed the girl and man are believed to have identified one another.

The “targeted” assault noticed 11 individuals hospitalised. An image of the suspect is anticipated to be launched later as we speak.

12 individuals in whole have been injured within the assault, together with three Metropolitan Police officers.

In CCTV footage shared by Sky News, a person could be seen operating round in entrance of a white automobile earlier than moving into the driving force’s seat, A lady and baby could be seen overlaying their faces on the entrance of the car. The mom, 35, was attacked alongside her youngsters, aged eight and three.

The man then seems to throw the victims to the bottom by ramming the automobile into them. Heroic neighbours can then be seen operating out onto the road to assist the victims. A complete of 12 individuals have been injured, together with three Metropolitan Police officers.

The suspect fled the scene on foot after attempting to depart in his automobile.

Police have confirmed that whereas the accidents should not life-threatening, the assault on the mom and her youthful daughter might be “life-changing”.

Superintendent Gabriel Cameron stated: “We believe he travelled down from Newcastle earlier that day. We don’t know yet what led to it. We’re working to establish the circumstances.

“A manhunt to trace Ezedi is under way. We are working with partner agencies and forces including the British Transport Police to locate and arrest him.

“If you see Ezedi, name 999 instantly. He ought to NOT be approached.”

He added: “The girl, who’s aged 31, and her two daughters – aged eight and three – all stay in hospital. While none of their circumstances are life-threatening, the accidents to the girl and youthful lady might be life-changing. It could also be a while earlier than hospital workers are in a position to say how critical that is likely to be.

“I am sure the public will join me in saying they are in our thoughts and we wish them the fullest possible recovery.

“Three ladies – two of their 30s and one in her 50s – who have been injured once they bravely got here to assistance from the household, have all been discharged from hospital with minor burns accidents. A person in his 50s who additionally helped declined hospital therapy for minor accidents he suffered.

“Five officers who were injured as they responded have all been treated and have left hospital. All these members of the public, and my officers, deserve enormous recognition and praise for coming to the aid of this woman and children in what must have been a terrifying scenario. We will provide them with all the support we can.

“I additionally need to commend close by resort workers after victims and officers sought refuge and water there following the incident.”

He explained that police had been called to the scene at 7.25pm, and that the suspect had tried to escape in his car before crashing into a stationary vehicle, and fleeing on foot.

“We imagine the person and girl are identified to one another,” he said. “Our investigation is in its early levels and we’re working to determine why this terrible incident has occurred.”

An “in depth crime scene is in place and prone to stay in place for a while,” he added.

Information could be given to police by calling 101quoting reference CAD 7790/31Jan, or offered anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.