A video shared by the Met Police shows footage of a raid on an address in Newcastle in the search for suspected chemical attacker Abdul Ezedi. The Met is co-ordinating the manhunt for the suspect who is accused of throwing a corrosive substance over people on January 31 in Clapham.
The investigation team has received dozens of calls and is working with a large number of police services and other agencies. These include British Transport Police, Northumbria Police, the National Crime Agency and Transport for London.
Searches have taken place at two addresses in east London and three in Newcastle. Empty containers with corrosive warnings on the labels were recovered from one address in Newcastle. Forensic tests are currently ongoing to see if the containers held the substance used in the attack.
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Commander Jon Savell said: “Abdul Ezedi was last seen at King’s Cross Underground Station at 21:00hrs on Wednesday, 31 January, where he boarded a Victoria Line train traveling southbound.
“The police investigation to establish his subsequent movements and ultimately locate him is continuing at peace. I want to thank everyone who has contacted the police to share what they know.
“We have received dozens of calls with information, including possible sightings, and every single piece of information has been recorded and forms part of our ongoing investigation.
“I can assure the public that my colleagues and I are fully committed to using every available tool and tactic for as long as it takes to find Abdul Ezedi.
“I am today urging the public to remain vigilant and to contact the police immediately if they may have seen Ezedi or have information about him.
“I would also like to reiterate that if you see Ezedi, you should call 999 immediately. He should NOT be approached.”
The 31-year-old woman injured in the attack remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital having suffered what are likely to be life-changing injuries. She was known to Abdul Ezedi.
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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