London Police Pursue Convicted Sex Offender in Alkali Attack on Woman and Children

London authorities are urgently searching for Abdul Ezedi, a 35-year-old convicted sex offender and granted asylum seeker, following a corrosive substance attack in Clapham, South London. The attack, which occurred on Wednesday evening, resulted in injuries to 12 people, including a woman and her two young children, with the mother suffering serious facial burns. The Metropolitan Police have expanded the manhunt to a national level, with assistance from the British Transport Police and Newcastle Police, due to Ezedi’s residence in Newcastle.

  • The suspect, Abdul Ezedi, is connected to an alkali attack in Clapham, South London.
  • Twelve people were injured in the incident, including two young children and a woman with serious facial burns.
  • The attack took place on Wednesday evening, and the suspect has been at large for over 36 hours.
  • CCTV footage shows the suspect taking a child from a car and fleeing the scene.
  • Police believe the victim was known to the attacker and are treating the incident with utmost seriousness.
  • After being convicted of a sex offense in 2018, Ezedi was granted asylum in the UK following two failed applications.
  • The manhunt involves multiple police forces, including London’s Metropolitan Police, British Transport Police, and Newcastle Police.
  • The latest sighting of Ezedi was at a Tesco shop in North London, identifiable by scarring near his right eye.
  • Authorities warn the public not to approach Ezedi but to contact them as he is considered dangerous.
  • The incident has reignited discussions on violence against women and girls in the UK.
  • Chemical attacks in London have reportedly increased over the past year.
  • Debate has surfaced regarding the asylum process and criminal convictions following revelations about Ezedi’s past.
  • Ezedi reportedly used a priest as a character witness during his successful third asylum application after converting to Christianity.
  • Ezedi originally entered the UK in 2016 from Afghanistan.

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