Police have searched five properties as they hunt for Clapham chemical attack suspect Abdul Ezedi – with the Met releasing footage of officers entering a home in Newcastle where empty containers with corrosive warnings were found.
The Met has said forensic tests are currently ongoing to see if the containers held the substance used in the attack on Wednesday 31 January.
The force added that searches have taken place at two addresses in east London and three in Newcastle as they continue to hunt for Ezedi.
The 35-year-old has been urged by police to hand himself in after going on the run following the attack involving a corrosive alkaline substance.
Ezedi and the mother were in a relationship, a relative of the suspect has told Sky News.
Following the search of the five properties, Met Commander Jon Savell said: “Abdul Ezedi was last seen at King’s Cross Underground Station at 21:00hrs on Wednesday, 31 January, where he boarded a Victoria Line train travelling southbound.
“The police investigation to establish his subsequent movements and ultimately locate him is continuing at pace.
“I want to thank everyone who has contacted police to share what they know.
“We have received dozens of calls with information, including possible sightings, and every single piece of information has been recorded and forms part of our ongoing investigation.
“I can assure the public that my colleagues and I are fully committed to using every available tool and tactic for as long as it takes to find Abdul Ezedi.
“I am today urging the public to remain vigilant and to contact police immediately if they may have seen Ezedi or have information about him.
“I would also like to reiterate that if you see Ezedi, you should call 999 immediately. He should NOT be approached.”
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