Abdul Ezedi: Everything We Know About Poaching

The manhunt for the alkali attack suspect has entered its fifth day, and Abdul Ezedi, 35, who suffered “severe injuries to the right side of his face”, remains at large. Here’s everything we know so far.

Police say a girl and her mother suffered potentially life-changing injuries after they were pelted with a corrosive substance in south London on Wednesday.

Officers received reports that a man pushed a three-year-old girl to the ground and threw lye at her, her eight-year-old sister and the girls’ 31-year-old mother on Lessar Avenue, near Clapham Common, a residential area in south London, on Wednesday evening.

The woman and three-year-old girl suffered potentially life-changing injuries, the Metropolitan Police said. Police said the suspect is believed to be someone known to the victim, but they did not elaborate.

The suspect fled in his car, which crashed nearby. He then left the vehicle and ran. A total of twelve people were injured in the attack.

The Met has released CCTV video footage of Ezedi in the Tesco on Caledonian Road, where he can be seen buying water at the supermarket checkout before leaving the shop.

Inspector Gabriel Cameron read a statement to the media on Lesser Avenue, near Clapham Common, south London.Inspector Gabriel Cameron read a statement to the media on Lesser Avenue, near Clapham Common, south London.

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Who is the suspect?

The Metropolitan Police identified the alleged attacker as 35-year-old Abdul Ezedi and released images of his last sighting, which placed him on Caledonian Road in Islington, north London at 8.48pm on Thursday.

It is reported that Ezedi, who is from Afghanistan, twice unsuccessfully applied for asylum in the UK and has also been convicted of sexual offences.

He was finally allowed to stay in the country after converting to Christianity.

The Met said it was working with Northumbria Police as the wanted man may be trying to return to Newcastle, where he lives.

The case has reignited debate over Britain’s asylum system, and former Immigration Minister Robert Jenrick is among those demanding answers.

Immediately after the attack, Today program presenter Nick Robinson accused Jenrick of “drawing the wrong conclusion” by attacking the asylum system.

What are the police doing?

The manhunt entered its fifth day on Monday with a £20,000 reward for anyone with information leading to Ezedi’s arrest.

More than 200 telephone calls have been received from members of the public who have potentially seen the apparition, but these have been ignored.

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

Police at the scene on Lessar Avenue near Clapham Common, south London, where a woman and her two young children were taken to hospital after a man threw a suspected corrosive substance on Wednesday evening. Police at the scene on Lessar Avenue near Clapham Common, south London, where a woman and her two young children were taken to hospital after a man threw a suspected corrosive substance on Wednesday evening.

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Detectives work on the premise that she was hidden by someone or harmed.

He used his bank card to travel on the Tube network, but the card had not been used since Wednesday.

Ezedi did not have his cellphone with him – which made the search more difficult, officials said – because it had already been recovered and analyzed by police.

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

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