Published On: Sat, Feb 10th, 2024
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Bodies discovered in the River Thames less than a mile apart | UK | News


Two bodies have been found in the River Thames less than a mile apart, according to the Metropolitan Police.

This comes after the force announced that it believed it was likely that suspected Clapham acid attacker Abdul Shokoor Ezedi had entered the water. However, the Met has said they do not believe either body is linked to Ezedi.

Police were called to separate discoveries of bodies in the water. The first was found near HMS Belfast, which is in between Tower Bridge and London Bridge, at 10:13am on Saturday morning. The second was recovered in the east of the city in Limehouse at 10:39am.

The police are working to confirm the identities of the two deceased people.

 

In the wake of the discovery of the first body near HMS Belfast, a police spokesman said: “Police were called at about 10:13hrs on Saturday, 10 February following reports that the body of a man was recovered from the river near to the HMS Belfast.

“Officers are working to confirm the man’s identity and inform his next of kin. The death is being treated as unexpected pending further enquiries.”

Following the second discovery the spokesperson said: “Police were called at 10:39hrs on Saturday, 10 February. The body of a man was recovered from the water in Limehouse, E14. Officers are working to confirm the male’s identity and inform next of kin. The death is being treated as unexpected pending further enquiries.”

The spokesperson added: “We do not believe either body is linked to Ezedi investigation.”

Ezedi was last seen on Chelsea Bridge just before 11:30pm on January 31.

Speaking at Scotland Yard, Commader Jon Savell said police had spent 24 hours “meticulously” combing through CCTV and their “main working hypothesis” was that Ezedi had gone into the river.

He said: “We have looked at all of the available cameras and angles, and with the assistance of Transport for London and CCTV from buses that were travelling over the bridge at the relevant time, and there is no sighting of him coming off the bridge.”



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