A body which was found in the River Thames is not Clapham chemical attack suspect, Abdul Ezedi, police have confirmed.

The discovery was made by emergency services in Victoria Parade, Greenwich just after 7.20pm today (February 8).

Although enquiries are ongoing to identify the male, a spokesperson for Metropolitan Police confirmed the body does not belong to Ezedi.

Police have been searching for the 35-year-old since January 31 after mum and her daughters, aged eight and three, were attacked with a corrosive substance in Lessar Avenue.

Commander Jon Savell said yesterday (February 7) it was possible that Ezedi had gone into the River Thames as he was pictured on CCTV walking near the river towards Victoria Embankment hours after the attack.

However, at the time there had been no reports of anyone in the water and no bodies had been recovered that matched his.

Police are continuing to offer a £20,000 reward to anyone with information leading to Ezedi’s arrest.

A spokesperson for Metropolitan Police said: “Police were called at 07:22hrs on Thursday, 8 February.

“The body of a male was recovered from the water in Victoria Parade SE10.

“Officers are working to confirm the male's identity and inform next of kin.

“The death is being treated as unexpected pending further enquiries.”

A spokesperson for London Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 7.19am on Thursday 8 February to reports of a person in the water at Victoria Parade, SE10.

“We sent resources to the scene, including an ambulance crew, a medic in a fast response car, an incident response officer, a clinical team manager and members of our hazardous area response team (HART).

“Very sadly, a person was pronounced dead at the scene.”