Body Believed to be Clapham Attack Suspect Abdul Shokoor Ezedi Found in River Thames

The Metropolitan Police in London have found a body believed to be that of Abdul Shakoor Ezedi, the suspect in an alkali attack that occurred in Clapham on January 31. The body was discovered in the River Thames near Tower Pier, downstream from Chelsea Bridge, where Ezedi was last seen on CCTV. The attack involved a corrosive substance being thrown at a 31-year-old mother and her two children, who have since been receiving medical treatment. Although formal identification has not yet been completed, police are confident the body is that of Ezedi. The mother’s condition has improved, and she remains in a stable condition in the hospital. The investigation appears to be drawing to a close following this discovery.

  • Body believed to be that of Abdul Shakoor Ezedi, a 35-year-old Afghan refugee, has been found in the River Thames near Tower Pier.
  • Ezedi was the suspect in a January 31 alkali attack on a woman and her two children in Clapham, South London.
  • The last known CCTV footage showed Ezedi on Chelsea Bridge, a few hours after the attack.
  • The body was spotted by a passing boat crew and recovered by the Met’s Marine Policing Unit.
  • Formal identification is pending through DNA testing and dental records, as visual identification and fingerprints were not possible.
  • The police have informed Ezedi’s family about the discovery.
  • The 31-year-old mother is now in stable condition and no longer sedated, though she remains hospitalized.
  • The investigation included efforts from the Metropolitan Police, British Transport Police, and Northumbria Police, due to Ezedi’s links to Newcastle.
  • A reward had been offered for information leading to Ezedi’s arrest.
  • Authorities tracked Ezedi’s movements through London using hours of CCTV footage.

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