A suspected sex offender who threw a “corrosive” substance at a mother and her two young daughters remains at large
Police say the suspect, Abdul Shakur Yazidi, likely suffered serious injuries to the right side of his face
Police in the UK are asking for the public’s help in their hunt for Abdul Shakur, a Yazidi, who they believe attacked a mother and her two young children. Corrosive material On Wednesday in south London, resulting in serious injuries.
Metro Police Superintendent Gabriel Cameron said in an update New release They believe Yazidi, 35, “traveled from Newcastle earlier on Thursday” before the attack. Although the authorities believe that the attack was “targeted,” they still “do not yet know the reasons that led to it.” Cameron said police were still “working to determine the circumstances of the incident.”
“We are working with partner agencies and forces including British Transport Police to locate and arrest (the Yazidis),” Cameron said in a statement. “If you see a Yazidi, call 999 immediately. He should not be approached.”
He also noted that “it is believed that the Yazidi suffered serious injuries to the right side of his face” after the attack. Camera footage captured of a man believed to be Yazidi at a Tesco Express in north London about 70 minutes after the attack, obtained by Reuters. BBCHe appeared to have a facial injury around his right eye.
The BBC reported that a Yazidi was convicted of sex crimes.
Police announced earlier on Wednesday that a corrosive substance was thrown at a 31-year-old woman and her two daughters – 3 and 8 – on Leesar Street in the London borough of Lambeth at around 7:25 p.m.
“Although neither of their conditions is life-threatening, the injuries sustained by the woman and little girl could be life-changing. It may be some time before hospital staff are able to determine how serious the matter is,” Cameron said in an initial statement. .
Later, a police official said in a press conference that the mother’s condition remained “very poor” and she was expected to suffer life-changing injuries, while the children’s injuries were “unlikely to be life-changing.”
He noted that three other adults – two women in their 30s and one in her 50s – were also injured when they tried to help the mother and her two children. Five officers were also treated for minor injuries at the hospital before being released.
“It was reported that a man had thrown a child to the ground, and a substance – which we now know to be an alkali – was thrown. The man attempted to escape in a car but crashed into a parked vehicle, then fled and set off on foot in the direction of Clapham Common,” Cameron said in his initial statement.
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An eyewitness who lives on Al Haditha Street. He told the BBC After hearing a lot of screaming and “crashing,” she ran outside and saw a man throwing a baby girl to the ground and throwing her again after picking her up.
The witness then ran to grab the child before he heard the mother say, “I can’t see, I can’t see,” the outlet reported, adding that the witness’s partner tried to chase the suspect, who eventually fled.
Police said that anyone with information about the whereabouts of a Yazidi should contact the Metro Police Incident Room on 02071752784.
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