CHEMICAL fugitive Abdul Ezedi may have thrown himself off Chelsea Bridge and drowned in the River Thames, it is now believed. The 35-year-old Afghan refugee has not been seen since the night he allegedly doused a mum and her daughters with a searing corrosive fluid. He was last spotted on CCTV close to the bridge just before 11.30pm last Wednesday, four hours after the attack in Clapham, South West London.
It is understood detectives now believe Ezedi perished in the river soon afterwards. One source said: “The investigation team believe Ezedi died soon after the last sighting of him on camera on the north side of the river.” Ezedi crossed over the bridge twice, initially walking south and entering Battersea Park at 11.25pm.
Two minutes later he was seen again on camera heading back to the north side of Chelsea Bridge, in West London.
The conclusion said to have been reached by detectives suggests there are no further sightings of Ezedi. He suffered a hideous wound to the right side of his face apparently sustained during the attack at 7.25pm.