Mum injured in Clapham alkali attack now stable

The 31-year-old woman’s condition has “improved” but she is still not well enough to speak to police.

The news came as police announced that they believe they have recovered the body of suspect Abdul Ezedi during a search of the River Thames.

Met Police Commander Jon Savell said: “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.”

Police had been searching for the 35-year-old suspect since January 31 after the woman and her daughters, aged eight and three, were attacked with a corrosive substance in Lessar Avenue.

The breakdown of the relationship is considered a possible motive for the attack.

Scotland Yard said the crew of a passing boat reported they had seen a body in the water at Tower Pier, in central London, at around 4pm on Monday (February 19).

The body was recovered by the Met’s Marine Policing Unit and detectives “strongly believe” it is Ezedi due to the distinctive clothing he was wearing.

Police earlier said they believed Ezedi went into the River Thames at Chelsea Bridge, some four hours after the attack on Wednesday January 31.

Metropolitan Police 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.

“As you may expect after a considerable period of time in the strong current of the Thames, formal identification is not possible visually, nor from fingerprints.

“We will work with the coroner on other ways to complete formal identification, such as DNA testing and dental records. That may take some time.

“Our inquiries continue into the attack.

“Again, I thank all those hundreds of members of the public who called us with information during the hunt for Ezedi. T

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