£20,000 Reward Offered in Search for Abdul Shokoor Ezedi, Suspect in Clapham Attack


A reward of up to £20,000 has been announced for information that leads to the arrest of Abdul Shokoor Ezedi, the suspect in a chemical attack on a mother and her two daughters in Clapham. The Metropolitan Police last saw Ezedi leaving the Tower Hill Underground station on 31 January. The mother, who is known to Ezedi, is in critical but stable condition in the hospital after the attack, which involved a corrosive substance. Her daughters, aged three and eight, also suffered injuries.

The police have received several calls following an appeal and have conducted searches at five addresses in east London and Newcastle. The police have also revealed more details about Ezedi’s movements on the day of the attack. He left Newcastle early in the morning and travelled to London. CCTV footage shows him at a Tesco shop in Islington, north London, and later at King’s Cross Underground station.

The police have warned anyone assisting Ezedi in evading capture that they will be arrested. The Met is collaborating with several agencies, including the Home Office, UK Border Force, UK Visas and Immigration, the National Crime Agency, British Transport Police and other police forces in their search for Ezedi.

Ezedi, who is believed to have arrived in the UK on a lorry from Afghanistan in 2016, was convicted of a sexual offence in 2018. He was granted asylum after two failed attempts when a priest confirmed his conversion to Christianity. The public is urged to contact the police with any information about Ezedi.

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