Police are warning the public to not approach a man wanted in connection with a chemical attack on a mum and her two daughters.

Abdul Ezedi, 35, was last seen on Caledonian Road, Islington, after the attack in Lessar Avenue, near Clapham Common.

He has significant injuries to the right side of his face.

People are being urged to call 999 if he is seen.

A toddler and her mum have suffered potentially life-changing injuries after an alkaline substance was thrown at them in a “targeted” attack which saw 11 people taken to hospital.

The Metropolitan Police said the 31-year-old woman and her three-year-old daughter, alongside her other daughter, aged eight, remain in hospital after the incident on Wednesday.

The suspect is believed to be known to the mother, and allegedly threw the younger child to the ground in the attack.

Police said in his attempt to drive away from the scene, the attacker crashed into a stationary vehicle and fled on foot.

The Metropolitan Police is working in collaboration with Northumbria Police as they believe Ezedi could be going back to Newcastle.

Superintendent Gabriel Cameron said: “We are now naming the man we want to speak to as Abdul Shokoor Ezedi, who is aged 35. We believe he travelled down from Newcastle earlier that day.

“We don’t know yet what led to it. We’re working to establish the circumstances.

“A manhunt to trace Ezedi is under way. We are working with partner agencies and forces including the British Transport Police to locate and arrest him.

"If you see Ezedi, call 999 immediately. He should NOT be approached."

You can also contact police on their dedicated incident number 0207 175 2784.