Clapham alkali attacker suspect Abdul Shokoor Ezedi ‘uncovered himself to a lady ready at a bus cease’, a pal of the intercourse offender has claimed.
Police have been trying to find Ezedi, 35, since Wednesday after a lady and her two daughters, aged eight and three, had been badly maimed by a corrosive liquid within the assault in Clapham, south London.
The manhunt for the intercourse offender is now in its sixth day and police are providing £20,000 to anybody with info resulting in his arrest.
It comes as a pal has revealed contemporary particulars concerning the two intercourse crimes Ezedi was convicted of.
His pal, who he met working in a takeaway in Tyneside, advised The Telegraph: ‘It was so out of character, we had been so shocked to find what he had executed to the 2 ladies.
‘One was a sexual assault and after that he uncovered himself to a lady who was on her method to catch a bus.’
The Afghan suspect secured the church buildings¿ assist regardless of being a convicted intercourse attacker. Pictured: In CCTV after the assault
Ezedi arrived in Britain at the back of a lorry in 2016 and had twice been refused asylum by 2018
Abdul Ezedi was caught on CCTV footage shopping for groceries the day earlier than the assault in Newcastle
The pal continued: ‘He did not go to jail however was launched and had a tag on his leg. He misplaced his job however he utilized for brand new work and as quickly as his tag was taken off he discovered a brand new job and continued to ship cash dwelling.
‘He is very clever. He speaks superb English and obtained onto a school course in Newcastle to enhance his English, that was vital to him.’
Ezedi was additionally accused of grabbing girl’s backside with out her consent within the sexual assault case, in line with paperwork detailing the indictment which had been disclosed by the courtroom on Tuesday.
He averted jail after pleading responsible to expenses of sexual assault and publicity, as an alternative being positioned on the intercourse offender register for 10 years and ordered to hold out 200 hours of unpaid work when he was handed a suspended sentence at Newcastle Crown Courtroom on January 9, 2018.
Ezedi, who’s initially from Afghanistan, had two asylum functions rejected earlier than he was granted go away to stay regardless of being convicted of the 2 intercourse offences.
Nonetheless, Ezedi’s pal described his change of faith as ‘a joke’ and mentioned that Ezedi was from a strict Muslim household.
Ezedi allegedly threw the youthful little one to the bottom throughout the assault at 7.25pm, earlier than making an attempt to drive away from the scene, crashing right into a stationary car and fleeing on foot
Abdul Ezedi, 35, was final seen close to a railway bridge over the Thames in London final Wednesday ¿ simply hours after he allegedly focused the victims
He added that his father could be ‘so livid’ if Ezedi had transformed to Christianity as he’s a ‘religious Muslim’ and ‘very revered man in the neighborhood at dwelling’.
He mentioned: ‘Each time he spoke to his father he could be asking him, are you praying? Are you fasting? Are you residing as an excellent Muslim, it was so vital to him that Shapoor was residing as he had in Afghanistan.’
As for the lacking suspect, his pal admitted that he had ‘no thought’ the place he could possibly be and admitted how shocked he was to listen to concerning the alleged chemical assault.
The pal, who’s a 33-year-old Iranian asylum seeker, additionally revealed that the fugitive was ‘very indignant’ and vowed to avenge the armed robbers who shot his sister lifeless in his native Afghanistan.
The pal defined that Ezedi had been wholly dedicated to sending a reimbursement to his household in Afghanistan.
Nonetheless in round 2017 or 2018 it turned ‘identified within the neighbourhood’ that he was sending massive quantities of cash again dwelling, the pal mentioned.
That is when there was a theft on his dwelling.
Abdul Ezedi at King’s Cross underground station at 9pm on February 2
His pal defined: ‘His household fought again to defend their dwelling and he advised me that his sister was shot lifeless. He was so upset and really, very indignant.
‘He mentioned that he would take revenge on the individuals who had executed that to her. After what occurred he was crying for 3 weeks and he mentioned he wished revenge
‘Once I heard what occurred in London that got here into my thoughts.’
There isn’t any proof that the assault in Clapham had any connection to the theft in Afghanistan and pals of Ezedi are mystified by the motive.
The pal mentioned: ‘He was single the entire time I knew him, he did not have a spouse or kids.
‘Once I noticed his face within the information and skim what he was accused of doing I used to be so shocked. Aside from his anger over his sister’s homicide, I’ve by no means identified him to wish to hurt anybody.
‘Working in a pizza store there have been all the time individuals making an attempt to start out a battle however he would all the time keep away from hassle, he by no means reacted.’