police reward offered for alkali attack suspect in south london

Reward offered for alkali attack suspect

The suspect in the alkali attack in south London used a “very strong concentrated corrosive substance”, police revealed, as they offered a reward of up to £20,000 for information leading to his arrest.

Metropolitan Police officers have been searching for Abdul Ezedi, 35, since Wednesday when a 31-year-old woman suffered potentially life-changing injuries while her daughters, aged eight and three, were also hurt in the attack in Clapham.

The woman, who was known to Ezedi, remains in hospital in a critical but stable condition.

Investigators believe there are people who know the location of Ezedi, who is from Newcastle, and have not come forward and the Met has warned anyone found assisting him will face arrest.

Commander Jon Savell said analysis of the substance showed it was highly corrosive.

He said: “The liquid used in the attack was a very strong concentrated corrosive substance, either liquid sodium hydroxide or liquid sodium carbonate.

“Further enquiries are ongoing including comparison with the containers seized from Ezedi’s address in Newcastle.”

The force also said they had new information on his movements, including that the last sighting of him was at 9.33pm at Tower Hill Underground station in east London on January 31, shortly after the attack in Clapham.

Previous sightings put him at King’s Cross Station at around 9pm on January 31 and police said he boarded a Victoria line train to Victoria Station, arriving at 9.10pm.

He then boarded an eastbound District Line train to Tower Hill at 9.16pm.

Published: by Radio NewsHub

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