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Ezedi can be seen in the bottom right of the image wearing a black jacket
Ezedi can be seen in the bottom right of the image wearing a black jacket

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Two warrants were executed in north Tyneside as the hunt for Abdul Ezedi moved north

The hunt for wanted Abdul Ezedi moved to the north overnight with two warrants executed by armed police.

In a joint operation officers from the Met and Northumbria Police executed warrants at addresses associated with Ezedi, including his place of work, in the north Tyneside area.

No arrests were made and our searches have now concluded, but enquiries continue as a result of this morning's raids.

In London, the investigation team has progressed further work to analyse Ezedi’s movements and we now know he crossed Chelsea Bridge.

A large number of officers revisited the scene of the attack in Lessar Avenue, Clapham yesterday evening to make week-on appeals for information.

Commander Jon Savell said:“Today’s early morning activity involved armed officers targeting addresses linked to Ezedi as our investigation continues to find this dangerous man.

“This is just part of our work, a team of 100 officers in London are continuing to progress a range of enquiries, linking in with other forces and agencies. This includes meticulous work to examine CCTV footage, and we have now traced Ezedi’s movements for another 30 minutes.

“Thanks once more to all those members of the public who continue to contact us with information, we are hugely grateful.

“Officers at the scene handed out 250 leaflets and spoke to many people in the local area last night as we appealed for any further witnesses to the horrific events of a week ago to come forward. We also visited local Afghan restaurants and spoke to members of the local residents’ association.

“People were pleased to see us and I would like to thank everyone who spoke to us.

“Please keep the calls coming – we are following up every single piece of information.”

You can speak to the investigation team via our hotline on 020 7175 2784, or for an immediate sighting dial 999.

A £20,000 reward remains on offer for information leading to Ezedi’s arrest.


Updated timeline of Ezedi’s movements on Wednesday, 31 January

    • 00:15 – Ezedi’s vehicle is seen in Newcastle
    • 06:30 – His vehicle is then seen traveling into Tooting, London
    • 16:30 – A further sighting of his vehicle is confirmed in Croydon
    • 19:00 – He is then seen driving in Streatham
    • 19:25 – Attack takes place in Lessar Avenue, SW4, before Ezedi makes off in his vehicle which crashes nearby. He leaves the car and runs off.
    • 19:33 – Ezedi boards a train at Clapham South Tube Station.
    • 19:59 – He is then seen leaving that train at King’s Cross Tube Station.
    • 20:42 – He is then seen 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 gets off 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 - He is seen on Allhallows Lane, EC3. He travels through a passage to Cousin Lane. Then he turns right, walking towards Upper Thames Street.
    • 21:51 - He then turns left onto Upper Thames Street
    • 21:54 – He travels along Upper Thames Street
    • 21:59 – Ezedi passes the City of London School on Pauls Walk, EC4, heading towards Blackfriars Bridge. He passes the riverboat pier.
    • 22:04 – He then passes the Unilever building and heads towards Victoria Embankment.
    • 22:06 – Ezedi passes Carmelite House, junction with Carmelite Street towards Temple.
      22:28 - He passes Westminster Pier, goes up steps and continues towards Westminster.
      22:33 - Ezedi seen walking south on Westminster bridge
    • 22:36 He walks across Westminster Bridge, down steps on the London Eye side towards Lambeth
    • 22:42 Ezedi seen walking west on south Thames Path towards Lambeth Bridge
    • 22:55 He travels along the Albert Embankment approaching Vauxhall Bridge
    • 23:00 Ezedi crosses Vauxhall Bridge towards stairs (Houses of Parliament side of the river)
    • 23:03 - He crosses Vauxhall Bridge Road, into Grosvenor Road.
    • 23:10 – Ezedi walks west bound past the Shell petrol station
    • 23:19 - He passes the Thames Water Building, Grosvenor Road, heading towards Chelsea Bridge
    • 23:25 – He crosses over Chelsea Bridge and enters Battersea Park. (image released today)
    • 23:27 - He crosses back over Chelsea Bridge towards the north side.




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