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Man Arrested for Assisting an Offender as Hunt for Abdul Ezedi Intensifies


The relentless search for Abdul Shokoor Ezedi continues to gain momentum, with a new development today as a 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. This arrest comes as authorities remain committed to bringing Ezedi to justice, and a new CCTV image of Ezedi’s last known sighting has been released.

The 22-year-old suspect was apprehended at approximately 01:45hrs on Monday, February 5th, at a London address. Following his arrest, he was taken into custody for questioning. However, this afternoon, he was released on bail, pending further inquiries.

Man Arrested For Assisting An Offender As Hunt For Abdul Ezedi Intensifies

Metropolitan Police Commander Jon Savell issued a stern message, stating, “Our message here is clear – if you are harbouring Ezedi, we will find and arrest you. This man is a dangerous individual who has changed forever the lives of a family – we are doing everything we can to trace him, and that includes targeting his associates.”

Man Arrested For Assisting An Offender As Hunt For Abdul Ezedi Intensifies

Savell continued, “We believe there are other people helping him. We would ask anyone with information to contact us as a matter of urgency – a £20,000 reward remains on offer for information that leads to Ezedi’s arrest.”

Authorities have expressed gratitude for the public’s assistance in providing information. So far, approximately 100 individuals have contacted the dedicated 24/7 hotline, with an additional 100 reaching out to forces across the country. Police are urging the public to continue to share any leads, emphasizing that they are following up on every piece of information received.

Man Arrested For Assisting An Offender As Hunt For Abdul Ezedi Intensifies

In an update on the condition of the 31-year-old woman injured in the attack, Commander Savell revealed, “She remains sedated in a critical but stable condition. She has severe facial injuries that will likely, very sadly, impact the rest of her life.”

Savell concluded by appealing to those who may be assisting Ezedi, saying, “If you are helping Ezedi, think about that – a mother with two young children whose life is now changed forever through this horrific attack. Do the right thing and come forward.”

Today, a new CCTV image has been released, capturing Ezedi at 21:47hrs on Allhallows Lane, EC3. Skilled investigators continue to meticulously examine hundreds of hours of CCTV footage in their efforts to trace Ezedi’s subsequent movements.

The manhunt led and coordinated by the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, now comprises over 100 officers from various areas and specialisms. This team, which includes experienced detectives and local neighbourhood officers, is being supported by the Counter Terrorism fugitive team, known for its expertise in leading manhunts and tracking offenders via CCTV. Additionally, officers from multiple UK forces, including Northumbria and British Transport Police, are aiding the investigation.

Details of Ezedi have been disseminated to all UK police forces and ports. Authorities urge anyone with information to contact the 24/7 hotline at 020 7175 2784. In case of an immediate sighting, individuals are advised to dial 999. To remain anonymous, please reach out to the independent charity Crimestoppers.

Updated Timeline of Ezedi’s Movements on Wednesday, January 31st:

  • 00:15 – Ezedi’s vehicle seen in Newcastle
  • 06:30 – Vehicle enters Tooting, London
  • 16:30 – Vehicle spotted in Croydon
  • 19:00 – Ezedi drives through Streatham
  • 19:25 – Attack occurs in Lessar Avenue, SW4; Ezedi flees in his vehicle, which crashes nearby
  • 19:33 – Ezedi boards a train at Clapham South Tube Station
  • 19:59 – He disembarks at King’s Cross Tube Station
  • 20:42 – Captured on CCTV leaving Tesco at 21 Caledonian Rd, London N1 9DX; he exits and turns right
  • 21:00 – Ezedi enters King’s Cross Tube Station and boards a Victoria Line tube southbound
  • 21:10 – He disembarks at Victoria Tube Station and heads towards the district line
  • 21:16 – Ezedi boards an eastbound District Line train
  • 21:33 – Ezedi exits Tower Hill Tube Station
  • 21:47 – Captured on Allhallows Lane, EC3 (image released today); authorities are working to establish his subsequent movements.

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