Clapham attack suspect Abdul Shakoor Ezedi convicted of sex offence in 2018
Abdul Shakoor Ezedi, 35, the person being searched for in relation to the alkali attack in south London was found guilty of a sex offence in 2018.
He received a nine-week jail term suspended for two years for the sexual assault and, 36 weeks imprisonment for exposing himself, to be served consecutively, also suspended for two years.
His asylum application was twice turned down – the second time was after he said he had converted to Christianity, meaning he would have been at risk if he returned to Afghanistan.
On his third attempt, a priest wrote a letter vouching for his conversion, and his asylum claim was granted.
"This creature got a three-year-old girl out of the car and threw her on the floor several times."@DawnNeesom says the UK needs to revise the system after Abdul Shakoor Ezedi was convicted of a sex offence and was later granted asylum.— Jeremy Vine On 5 (@JeremyVineOn5) February 2, 2024
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He is wanted by the police. He was last seen in north London on Wednesday evening.
A mother and her three-year-old daughter, injured in the attack, could have “life-changing” injuries.
Police advise against approaching Ezedi and urge people to call 999 instead.