6 February 2024 16:15 Painstaking work continues to locate Abdul Ezedi Further painstaking work overnight has helped piece together the next known movements of wanted man Abdul Ezedi.

Further painstaking work overnight has helped piece together the next known movements of wanted man Abdul Ezedi.

Officers from the Counter Terrorism fugitive team, who are highly experienced in manhunts and tracking offenders via CCTV, have now traced Ezedi from his last known position at 21:47hrs on Allhallows Lane, EC3.

At 21:54hrs he travelled along Upper Thames Street and then into Pauls Walk, EC4. He passed the City of London School and then towards Blackfriars Bridge.

The last sighting is at 22:04hrs when he passed the Unilever building and headed towards Victoria Embankment.

Commander Jon Savell said: “Our teams have been working tirelessly through the night and into today to pinpoint Ezedi’s latest movements and we are now able to release the latest images and footage of him.

“We continue to appeal for information about Ezedi’s whereabouts. It remains our belief that he is being helped by others and yesterday we arrested a man for assisting an offender. Our enquiries continue to target more of Ezedi’s associates.

“A £20,000 reward remains on offer for anyone who has information leading to his arrest.”

The manhunt is being led and co-ordinated by the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, with a team of more than 100 officers dedicated to the investigation from across a range of areas and specialisms including experienced detectives through to local neighbourhood officers. The Met is also being supported by dozens of officers from forces across the UK including Northumbria and British Transport Police. We remain in liaison with the National Crime Agency, the Home Office, UK Border Force and UK Visas and Immigration.

Details of Ezedi have been circulated to all UK police forces and ports.

Anyone with information is asked to call our 24/7 hotline on 020 7175 2784 or for an immediate sighting dial 999.

To remain anonymous, please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers.

A 22-year-old man was arrested on Monday, 5 February on suspicion of assisting an offender. He was taken into custody and later released on bail pending further enquiries.


Updated timeline of Ezedi’s movements on Wednesday, 31 January

  • 00:15 – Ezedi’s vehicle is seen in Newcastle
  • 06:30 – His vehicle is then seen traveling into Tooting, London
  • 16:30 – A further sighting of his vehicle is confirmed in Croydon
  • 19:00 – He is then seen driving in Streatham
  • 19:25 – Attack takes place in Lessar Avenue, SW4, before Ezedi makes off in his vehicle which crashes nearby. He leaves the car and runs off.
  • 19:33 – Ezedi boards a train at Clapham South Tube Station.
  • 19:59 – He is then seen leaving that train at King’s Cross Tube Station.
  • 20:42 – He is then seen on CCTV leaving Tesco at 21 Caledonian Rd, London N1 9DX. He exits and turns right.
  • 21:00 – Ezedi enters King’s Cross Tube Station and boards a Victoria Line tube southbound.
  • 21:10 – He gets off at Victoria Tube Station and heads towards the district line.
  • 21:16 – Ezedi boards an eastbound District Line train.
  • 21:33 – Ezedi exits Tower Hill Tube Station.
  • 21:47 – He is seen on Allhallows Lane, EC3. He travels through a passage to Cousin Lane. Then he turns right, walking towards Upper Thames Street.
  • 21:51 – He then turns left onto Upper Thames Street (image released today)
  • 21:54 – He travels along Upper Thames Street (image released today)
  • 21:59 – Ezedi passes the City of London School on Pauls Walk EC4, heading towards Blackfriars Bridge. He passes the riverboat pier.
  • 22:04 – He then passes the Unilever building and heads towards Victoria Embankment. (footage released today)