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RNLI Chiswick Lifeboat Joins Police in Search for Body of Chemical Attack Suspect Abdul Ezedi in River Thames

In a collaborative effort, the RNLI Chiswick Lifeboat has joined forces with police authorities in the search for the body of Abdul Ezedi, the prime suspect in a recent chemical attack in Clapham. The search operation was initiated in the River Thames following developments indicating that Ezedi may have entered the water after the assault.

The search commenced shortly after low tide at 8:50 am, with a boat from the RNLI Chiswick Lifeboat spotted circling near Vauxhall and Chelsea bridges. This coordinated effort underscores the commitment of both maritime and law enforcement agencies to locate Ezedi’s body and gather crucial evidence in the ongoing investigation.

Detectives leading the inquiry now speculate that Ezedi may have met an unfortunate fate, as CCTV footage captured him leaning over the railings of Chelsea Bridge on the night of the attack. Ezedi had been evading authorities for 10 days following the assault, which left his ex-partner and her young daughters with life-changing injuries.

Despite an extensive manhunt and public warnings against approaching Ezedi, analysis by behavioural experts now suggests the possibility that he may have taken his own life, further complicating the search efforts.

RNLI lifeboat and barge on Thames River.

Commander Jon Savell highlighted the formidable challenges of locating Ezedi’s body in the Thames, citing the unpredictable currents and hazards inherent in the river.

He stressed the uncertainty surrounding the timeframe for Ezedi’s potential recovery, acknowledging that it may take weeks or even longer for his body to surface, if at all.

Rescue boat patrol under bridge on river.

Meanwhile, Ezedi’s ex-partner remains hospitalized, grappling with the aftermath of the vicious attack that left her and her children severely injured. As the investigation continues, authorities remain vigilant in their pursuit of justice for the victims and their families.

Chelsea Bridge over Thames, London with cloudy skies.

The collaborative search efforts between the RNLI Chiswick Lifeboat and the police exemplify the dedication of emergency responders in ensuring the safety and well-being of the public. As developments unfold, updates will be provided to shed light on this evolving situation.

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