A major train station in London was closed after someone thought they saw the Clapham chemical attack suspect, Abdul 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.

Officers were called to London Charing Cross Underground station at around 3.10pm yesterday (February 5).

The sighting was confirmed to be a false alarm.

Southeastern posted on X (formally known as Twitter) at 3.54pm that Charing Cross station was closed due to a “police incident".

It confirmed that all services returned back to normal just before 4.30pm.

Police continue to search for Abdul Ezedi who was last seen on Southwark Bridge at 9.50pm on January 31.

Investigators are trawling through hundreds of hours of CCTV and have tracked Ezedi’s movements on the Tube network via his bank card.

A man was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender where he was taken to a south London custody suite.

He has since been bailed.

Counter-terrorism officers are helping sift through CCTV as part of the manhunt following the attack.

Anyone with information about Ezedi is asked to call 020 7175 2784 or for an immediate sighting dial 999.

To remain anonymous, please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers.

A spokesperson for British Transport Police said: “Officers were called to Charing Cross Underground station at around 3.10pm yesterday (5 February) following reports of a sighting of Abdul Ezedi.

“Officers attended and the sighting was confirmed to be a false alarm.”