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London acid attack: Watch as police hunting suspect find ‘corrosive substances’ in flat | UK | News

Police hunting for the suspect in a corrosive substance attack on a mother and her daughters in Clapham, London have released footage from a flat search.

The incident took place on Wednesday (January 31) and saw the mum and her two daughters left with serious injuries after the substance was thrown at them.

Three women and a man attempted to stop the attacker as he fled the scene.

Now police are searching for Abdul Shokoor Ezedi in connection with the incident and were seen on CCTV footage entering a property in Newcastle which had containers with corrosive warnings on their labels inside it.

The woman involved in the incident remain in hospital in a critical but stable condition and police say she was known to Ezedi.

The Metropolitan Police says it has been inundated with calls providing information since the incident with searches taking place at two addresses in east London and three in Newcastle.

Officers are trying to track Ezedi’s movements after he was captured by CCTV at London Underground at King’s Cross, where he was last seen boarding a Victoria line train at about 9pm on Wednesday.

The mother is said to be “very poorly” in hospital, while her daughters aged three and eight, suffered injuries not “as serious as first thought” and “not likely to be life-changing”.

Those who aided the victims and the five officers who attended the attack have all been released from hospital after suffering minor injuries.

Police say there have been no developments overnight since the footage was released.

Speaking at a news conference on Friday, Met commander Jon Savell called on Ezedi to come forward after he was seen to have suffered severe facial injuries.

He said: “Abdul, you clearly have got some very significant injuries. We’ve seen the images. You need some medical help, so do the right thing and hand yourself in.”

Mr Savell said “significant and important pieces of evidence” were found following search warrants in east London and Newcastle.

Forensic tests are currently underway to establish whether the containers found in Newcastle contained the substance used in the attack.

Ezedi left the Newcastle area in the early hours of Wednesday before travelling to the capital, where the attack happened in Lessar Avenue, Clapham at about 7.25pm.

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