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According to the Metropolitan Police, it is highly probable that the suspect in the Clapham chemical attack, Abdul Ezedi, has passed away and his remains may never be located.
On Friday, the police stated that their primary theory is that the 35-year-old individual may have fallen into the River Thames after being spotted leaning over the railings of Chelsea Bridge.
When asked if the police were able to confirm Ezedi’s death, Detective Superintendent Rick Sewart stated in a Friday afternoon update: “I am willing to state that he has entered the water and if that is the case, it is the most likely outcome.”
On Thursday, law enforcement officials searched two locations in north Tyneside, including a pizzeria where the suspect was employed.
According to the police, Ezedi appeared to be purposefully walking along the Thames river line, stopping at Chelsea Bridge and leaning over the railings.
What were the actions of Ezedi and where was the last location he was seen? The Independent has compiled a map and chronological breakdown of all the updates listed below.
Wednesday 31 January
Investigators report that Ezedi’s car was spotted in Newcastle around midnight on Wednesday of last week.
The car was observed heading towards Tooting in south London.
His car was seen again in Croydon at 4:30pm.
He is observed entering Streatham while driving.
A 31-year-old woman and her daughters, aged three and eight, were attacked on Lessar Avenue. The perpetrator, Ezedi, was previously in a romantic relationship with the woman but is not the father of the children.
According to reports, Ezedi allegedly forcefully throws a younger child onto the ground and flees in his car, causing it to collide with a parked vehicle in the vicinity. He then proceeds to flee on foot.
Twelve individuals, including five police officers, were injured at the location, prompting the Metropolitan Police to respond.
The individual got on a train on the Northern line at Clapham South Tube station.
He exits the train at King’s Cross Tube station.
He is seen on CCTV leaving Tesco at 21 Caledonian Road. He exits and turns right. He has significant injuries and is believed to have bought a bottle of water.
Ezedi arrives at King’s Cross Tube station and boards a southbound Victoria Line Tube.
Ezedi arrives at Victoria Station and takes an eastbound District Line Tube at 9:16pm.
He is seen leaving Tower Hill Underground Station.
Ezedi can be found on Allhallows Lane in the City of London. He moves through a pathway to reach Cousin Lane, and then makes a right turn, heading towards Upper Thames Street.
At 9:54pm, he makes a left turn onto Upper Thames Street and proceeds down the street.
Ezedi travels past the City of London School along Paul’s Walk, making their way towards Blackfriars Bridge and passing by the riverboat pier.
He goes by the Unilever building and makes his way to Victoria Embankment.
Ezedi travels past Carmelite House, where Carmelite Street intersects, as they make their way towards Temple.
He travels past Westminster Pier, climbs the stairs, and continues towards Westminster.
Ezedi is observed moving in a southern direction on Westminster Bridge.
He strolls over Westminster Bridge, making his way towards Lambeth by descending the steps on the side of the London Eye.
Ezedi was spotted heading west on the southern section of Thames Path towards Lambeth Bridge.
He is journeying on the Albert Embankment towards Vauxhall Bridge.
Ezedi walks over Vauxhall Bridge and approaches the stairs on the Houses of Parliament side of the river.
He traverses Vauxhall Bridge Road, heading towards Grosvenor Road.
Ezedi is heading west past the Shell gas station.
He walks past the Thames Water Building on Grosvenor Road, making his way towards Chelsea Bridge.
He travels across Chelsea Bridge and arrives at Battersea Park.
Ezedi was last spotted strolling on the Chelsea Bridge and then leaning over the railings.