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‘We will catch him, I’m wholeheartedly assured,’ says police chief

A big manhunt is below method for a suspect who threw an alkaline substance at a mom and her two kids, leaving her and one daughter with doubtlessly life-changing accidents.

A CCTV picture of Abdul Shokoor Ezedi, taken when he purchased water in a Tesco afterwards, has since been launched displaying him with extreme burn marks down the right-hand facet of his face.

And on Thursday evening it emerged that Ezedi was convicted of a sexual offence in 2018, earlier than being granted asylum within the UK in 2021 or 2022 from his native Afghanistan. The 35-year-old had twice beforehand been refused asylum.

In all, 12 folks wanted hospital remedy after the “targeted” assault in Lessar Avenue, Clapham, south London, on Wednesday night.

Ezedi who’s believed to be recognized to the mom, is assumed to have travelled down from Newcastle on Wednesday, and could possibly be heading again there, mentioned Supt Gabriel Cameron.

The lady, 31, described as weak, and her three-year-old daughter, had been nonetheless in hospital alongside her different daughter, eight.

Ezedi, who additionally threw the youthful youngster to the bottom, was later noticed on CCTV in Caledonian Road, north London, the place he went to a Tesco.

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‘We will catch him’

He is Abdul Ezdi, said to be around 35, and was last spotted in north London. It is believed he is from Northumbria.

He fled the scene in a vehicle, a Hyundia car, before going on foot.

Supt Gabriel Cameron told journalists: “We will catch him”. He also urged people not to approach him and call police immediately.

Alex Ross1 February 2024 13:39


Watch: Suspect known to victims, says Met commissioner

Clapham attack suspect ‘known to victims,’ says Met commissioner

A suspect who threw an alkaline substance at a mom and her two kids in Clapham, leaving her and one daughter with doubtlessly life-changing accidents, was “known to the victims,” Sir Mark Rowley mentioned. The Metropolitan Police has launched an investigation after a suspected corrosive substance was thrown at folks in Lambeth on Wednesday, 31 January. Authorities are looking for Abdul Shokoor Ezedi, 35, over the “targeted” assault that led to 12 folks needing hospital remedy. Ezedi is believed to have sustained vital accidents to the correct facet of his face, the Met mentioned.

Jane Dalton2 February 2024 03:59


Hundreds of assaults a yr with corrosive substances

Police in England and Wales recorded 472 violent and theft offences involving a corrosive substance within the yr to March 2023, the most recent accessible figures from the Office for National Statistics present.

There had been 525 recorded within the earlier 12-month interval.

Jane Dalton2 February 2024 02:59


Recap: Witness grabbed woman from assault as boyfriend gave chase

Jane Dalton2 February 2024 01:59


Ezedi was final seen in north London, about quarter-hour and several other miles away from the scene of the assault:

Jane Dalton2 February 2024 00:59


Suspect is known to be a convicted intercourse offender

More info has emerged tonight on the suspect Abdul Ezdi, with the 35-year-old a convicted intercourse offender.

It is known that in 2018 he was convicted of a sexual offence at Newcastle Crown Court.

As we’ve mentioned beforehand tonight, he was granted asylum within the UK in 2021 or 2022 – a number of years after the courtroom conviction.

Former house workplace minister Sir John Hayes mentioned he could be writing to the Home Secretary on the difficulty.

He instructed The Telegraph: “This case provides an opportunity not only to review the criteria for granting asylum but also for how we deal with those who are known criminals.”

Alex Ross2 February 2024 00:08


Ring 999 should you see suspect, say police

Detectives have harassed that the suspect shouldn’t be approached, asking anybody who sees Ezedi to name 999.

Jane Dalton1 February 2024 23:59


Suspect was sorted by charity

Between April 29, 2021 and March 2, 2022, Abdul Ezdi was housed by an organisation known as Action Foundation, which offers lodging and help to migrants.

He then left to different homeless lodging in Newcastle, the charity mentioned.

Chief government Duncan McAuley mentioned: “We’d like to first of all express our sympathy to the people involved in this shocking incident.

“We can confirm that Abdul Shokoor Ezedi was supported in rented property through our Action Letting project for refugees who have been granted leave to remain in the UK

“We understand he then moved to other homeless accommodation in Newcastle.”

Alex Ross1 February 2024 23:11


Suspect was twice refused asylum

Tonight it has emerged that the suspect Abdul Shokoor Ezedi was twice refused asylum after arriving from his native Afghanistan in 2016.

Only in 2021 or 2022 was he granted depart to stay.

It has raised questions amongst MPs, together with from Sir John Hayes, a former house workplace minister, who instructed The Telegraph he could be writing to James Cleverly, the Home Secretary, to name for pressing overview of the asylum guidelines.

Miriam Cates, co-chairman of the New Conservative group of MPs, has additionally voiced her concern.

She mentioned: “This shocking and tragic case is everybody’s worst nightmare but it also shows the urgent need to tighten up our asylum processes.

“This man should never have been granted asylum in this country and we need to get to the bottom of how he was able to be granted leave to remain.”

Alex Ross1 February 2024 23:06


Watch: ‘We will catch this man’

Police title Clapham ‘acid attack’ suspect: ‘We will catch this man’

The suspect within the alkaline assault in Clapham, south London, has been named as 35-year-old Abdul Shokoor Ezedi, from the Newcastle space. Officers say they’re searching Ezedi, who’s about 35 years outdated, over the “targeted” assault that led to at the least 11 folks needing hospital remedy. Metropolitan Police Superintendent Gabriel Cameron described Ezedi as having “significant injuries to the right side of his face” as he warned “We will catch him”. Members of the general public are urged to not method Ezedi and name 999 or particular incident line on 0207 175 2784.

Jane Dalton1 February 2024 22:59