The suspect in the Clapham chemical attack had been in a relationship with the mother who was injured, police revealed, and added the breakdown of the relationship could be a motive for the attack last week.
Police have warned that the facial injuries suffered by Abdul Ezedi, 35, in the attack in Clapham, south London, could be fatal if left untreated.
Officers will return to the scene of the attack on Wednesday evening, a week after a 31-year-old woman and her two children, aged eight and three, were doused with a corrosive liquid.
Cmdr Jon Savell told journalists that the manhunt for Ezedi was “an incredibly high priority attempted murder investigation”.
Turning to potential motives, he said: “They were in a relationship and that relationship had broken down.”
The latest confirmed sighting of Ezedi on CCTV is now on Vauxhall Bridge Road at about 11pm on the night of the attack on 31 January.
More details soon …