Body found in River Thames believed to be Clapham chemical attack suspect

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Body found in River Thames believed to be Clapham chemical attack suspect
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Detectives leading the hunt for Abdul Ezedi after a horrific “acid attack” on a mother and her children in south west London believe his body has been recovered from the River Thames.

At around 4PM yesterday the crew of a passing boat reported they had seen a body in the water at Tower Pier EC3.

The body was recovered by the Met’s Marine Policing Unit and has been viewed by detectives working on the investigation.

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Commander Jon Savell said: “Based on the distinctive clothing he was wearing at the time of the attack and property found on his body, we strongly believe we have recovered the body of Ezedi.We have been in contact with his family to pass on the news.

”Our enquiries continue into the attack. I am pleased to say the condition of the 31-year-old woman has improved. She remains in hospital but she is in a stable condition and no longer sedated. We have still not been able to speak to her but hope to as soon as she is well enough.”

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