The manhunt for the Clapham chemical assault suspect continues after police discovered two “unexpected” our bodies within the River Thames whereas trying to find him.
Marine police groups have been searching for Abdul Ezedi – accused of throwing a powerful alkali on his ex-partner and injuring her daughters, aged three and eight – in an space round Chelsea Bridge.
He is believed to have “gone in the water” a number of hours after the assault on 31 January.
Neither of the lads discovered have been recognized because the suspect. One was discovered at 10.13am on Saturday close to HMS Belfast and the opposite at 10.39am in Limehouse, the Metropolitan Police stated.
Both deaths are being handled as “unexpected pending further enquiries” and the our bodies are understood to not be discovered as a direct results of the operation.
The Met Police now imagine Ezedi is lifeless after CCTV confirmed him leaning over railings at Chelsea Bridge on the evening of the assault.
He was final seen on digicam simply earlier than 11.30pm when as he crossed over the bridge and entered Battersea Park in central London, then crossed again over the identical bridge minutes later.
The relationship between Ezedi and his ex-partner breaking down is being thought-about as a attainable motive by the drive.
On Friday, Commander Jon Savell admitted that Ezedi’s physique could by no means be discovered because of the velocity of the present within the Thames.
In a briefing at Scotland Yard on Friday, he stated: “We have spent the last 24 hours meticulously following the CCTV, and it’s our main working hypothesis that he’s now gone into the water…
“At this time of 12 months, the Thames may be very quick flowing, very broad and stuffed with a number of snags.
“It is quite likely that if he has gone in the water, he won’t appear for maybe up to a month and it’s not beyond possibility that he may never actually surface.”
When requested if police have been keen to say that Ezedi was lifeless, Detective Superintendent Rick Sewart added: “I’m prepared to say that he’s gone into the water and if he’s gone into the water then that’s the most probable outcome.”
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Cdr Savell additionally stated the lady attacked was in a “critical but stable condition” in hospital, and was nonetheless “very poorly and unable to speak” to police.
Officers raided two addresses linked to Ezedi in Newcastle early on Thursday morning.
The Met Police additionally stated round 500 individuals throughout the nation had known as with details about Ezedi and his attainable whereabouts for the reason that assault.