The suspect in the Clapham alkali attack is on the run and the police manhunt for him is ongoing.
Abdul Ezedi, 35, who has “significant injuries to the right side of his face”, was last seen crossing Chelsea Bridge on January 31, just hours after the attack in Clapham, south London.
Here’s a timeline of how events have unfolded so far:
Ezedi’s vehicle is seen in Newcastle, where he had been living.
His vehicle is seen travelling into Tooting, south London.
A further sighting of his car is confirmed in Croydon.
He is seen driving in Streatham.
The attack takes place in Lessar Avenue on a 31-year-old woman, who was with her daughters, aged three and eight. Ezedi was previously in a relationship with the woman, but he is not the father of the children.
Ezedi allegedly throws the younger child to the ground and makes off in his car, which crashes into a stationary vehicle nearby. He then runs off.
The Metropolitan Police were called to the scene, with 12 people, including five officers, injured.
Ezedi boards a train at Clapham South Tube station.
He leaves that train at King’s Cross Tube station.
He is seen on CCTV leaving Tesco at 21 Caledonian Road. He exits and turns right. He has significant injuries and is believed to have bought a bottle of water.
Ezedi enters King’s Cross Tube station and boards a Victoria Line Tube southbound.
Ezedi arrives at Victoria Station and then boards a District Line Tube eastbound at 9.16pm.
He is seen leaving Tower Hill Underground Station.
Ezedi is seen on Allhallows Lane in the City of London. He travels through a passage to Cousin Lane and then turns right, walking towards Upper Thames Street.
He turns left onto Upper Thames Street and travels along the street at 9.54pm.
Ezedi passes the City of London School on Paul’s Walk, heading towards Blackfriars Bridge, passing the riverboat pier.
He passes the Unilever building and heads towards Victoria Embankment.
Ezedi passes Carmelite House, at the junction with Carmelite Street, heading towards Temple.
He passes Westminster Pier, goes up the steps and continues towards Westminster.
Ezedi is seen walking south on Westminster bridge.
He walks across Westminster Bridge, heading down the steps on the London Eye side towards Lambeth.
Ezedi was seen walking west on south Thames Path towards Lambeth Bridge.
He travels along the Albert Embankment approaching Vauxhall Bridge.
Ezedi crosses Vauxhall Bridge towards stairs on the Houses of Parliament side of the river.
He crosses Vauxhall Bridge Road, into Grosvenor Road.
Ezedi walks westbound past the Shell petrol station.
He passes the Thames Water Building, Grosvenor Road, heading towards Chelsea Bridge.
He crosses over Chelsea Bridge and enters Battersea Park.
He crosses back over Chelsea Bridge towards the north side. This is the last recorded sighting of him.
– About 9.30am
Scotland Yard says the 31-year-old woman and three-year-old girl have potentially life-changing injuries.
Ezedi’s identity is disclosed and people are warned to stay away from him.
The Met said they are working with Northumbria Police as the wanted man may be trying to return to the North East.
There was a heightened police presence on Caledonian Road, as unmarked cars with blue lights could be seen and police vehicles drove around the area.
The image of Ezedi buying a bottle of water is released.
– Overnight Thursday to Friday
Police carry out five search warrants, at two addresses in east London and three in Newcastle.
Police hold a press conference, giving a timeline of Ezedi’s movements, an update on the condition of the mother and her daughters and issuing new images of Ezedi at King’s Cross underground station.
Commander Jon Savell makes a direct appeal to Ezedi to hand himself into police, so he can get the urgent medical treatment he needs.
Police release footage of empty containers with corrosive warnings found in a raid on an address in Newcastle.
Tests are continuing to find out if the substance is the one used in the Clapham attack.
They also say they have received dozens of calls about the manhunt, including possible sightings, as they renewed their appeal for the public’s help catching him.
Police say a reward of up to £20,000 is on offer to anyone who can provide information leading to Ezedi’s arrest.
Detectives also confirm analysis of the substance shows it is a “very strong concentrated corrosive substance”, either liquid sodium hydroxide or liquid sodium carbonate.
The Met also releases CCTV video footage of Ezedi in the Tesco on Caledonian Road, where he is seen buying what appears to be water in the self-service checkout before leaving the shop.
Officers arrest a 22-year-old man on suspicion of assisting an offender. He is later released on bail.
Police say the mother may lose sight in her right eye.
At that time, the most recent sighting of Ezedi was at about 9.50pm on Wednesday near Southwark Bridge, although there is no suggestion he jumped into the Thames.
They tracked his movements around the Tube network using his bank card, but it has not been used since Wednesday.
Police reveal that Ezedi had been previously in a relationship with the victim.
Investigators say the breakdown of the relationship may have been a motive for the alleged attack.
The woman remains sedated in hospital, and is too ill to speak to police.
Armed police executed two raids at addresses in Newcastle in the early hours of Thursday, including one at Ezedi’s place of work.
No arrests have been made following the raids, which were a joint operation between the Met and Northumbria Police.
The force said on Thursday that officers handed out 250 leaflets at the scene of the attack on Wednesday evening, visited local Afghan restaurants and spoke to members of the local residents’ association.
Officers traced Ezedi’s movements for another 30 minutes.
They said, from Grosvenor Road he walked westbound past the Shell petrol station, passed the Thames Water Building, crossed over Chelsea Bridge, entered Battersea Park then crossed back over Chelsea Bridge towards the north side.
The most recent sighting of Ezedi was at about 11.27pm on January 31.
An image was released of Ezedi crossing Chelsea Bridge before entering Battersea Park.