Family of Clapham chemical attack victim give update from hospital bed

Family of Clapham chemical attack victim give update from hospital bed

The family of the woman in Clapham have given an update via their donations page (Picture: PA)

The family of the Clapham chemical attack have said the woman who was injured is still recovering in hospital.

The 31-year-old mother of two remains sedated and they still have no idea what impact the horror assault will have on her eyesight.

The woman was attacked in the south London neighbourhood while in a car with a man and her children on January 31.

A nationwide manhunt is on for suspect Abdul Shokoor Ezedi.

In an update for a fundraiser which has now raised £40,000 to help the woman and her children, the family said: ‘Mum continues to be sedated in hospital. We still don’t know the full extent of damage to her vision.

‘We appreciate anything and everything you can do to keep building support. As Katie Piper highlighted in her Instagram post, “burns treatment is a long process and going over target is still very much needed.”’

The attack involved an alkali substance which was thrown at the mother-of-two (Picture: PA)

Police believe Ezedi may have gone into the River Thames after making his escape from the scene.

He was last seen on CCTV walking along Chelsea Bridge, near Battersea Park, at 11.27pm on January 31, around four hours after the alkali attack.

It is believed that he had been in a relationship with the woman who he had injured after travelling from his home in Newcastle.

Ezedi was granted asylum in the UK after two failed attempts, and was able to stay in the country despite being convicted of a sex offence.

He’s thought to have arrived in the UK from Afghanistan on the back of a lorry in 2016 while supposedly fleeing the Taliban.’

The family also praised the NHS and the community that has supported them in recent weeks.

They said: ‘Every donation, share, and comment on this page has been a ray of light during this very difficult time.

Abdul Ezedi, from the Newcastle area, who has been named by police as the suspect in a corrosive alkaline substance attack in Clapham, south London (Picture: PA)

‘Beyond the money raised, knowing the family have so much support in the community will be so powerful for their recovery and helping them feel safe again.

‘Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

‘Finally, we want to pay tribute to the wonderful NHS staff. The family are getting the best care from an incredibly talented and caring team.’

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