A handful of Friday's newspapers feature a CCTV image of a man wanted in connection with an alkali attack in Clapham on Wednesday night. The Guardian pictures Abdul Ezedi, who it says is 35 years old and from Newcastle. The Guardian's lead story focuses on the US ordering reprisal strikes against Iranian-backed militia after three US soldiers were killed in Jordan. The Daily Mail also leads with a full front page on the nationwide hunt for Abdul Shokoor Ezedi. The paper says the 35-year-old is an Afghan refugee who was twice turned down for asylum after arriving illegally in Britain in 2016 in a lorry. He is accused of attacking a mother and her two daughters in Clapham on Wednesday night. "I can't see, I can't see", is the headline on the front of the Sun as it quotes a witness to the alkali attack who heard the screams of the injured mother. The mother and her two children are feared to have been deliberately targeted, according to police. The Daily Telegraph also reports on the Clapham chemical attack suspect being an asylum seeker. The paper says Abdul Shokoor Ezedi succeeded on his third application after saying he had converted to Christianity. Elsewhere, the Telegraph says Rishi Sunak's parliamentary aide is among Conservatives targeted by pro-Palestinian demonstrators in their constituencies - it quotes MPs calling for more protection. Paul Gascoigne urges people to support Marcus Rashford over the Manchester United star's recent struggles. Gazza says Rashford - who scored in Manchester United's 4-3 Premier League victory away to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Thursday night - "may need help". The tabloid also claims Cat Deeley and Ben Shephard are set to be announced as the two new permanent hosts of ITV's This Morning and will finally replace Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby. The Daily Express understands Jeremy Hunt could announce a National Insurance cut in March. The Chancellor is quoted in the paper to be considering cutting an extra penny in the spring Budget. Speaking to the paper, Mr Hunt says he would prioritise tax cuts that boost growth. The Express also features an image of the hatchback car which was cordoned off in Clapham following the alkali attack on Wednesday night Government employees have been told if they roll their eyes or look at their phones, it could be considered a sign of sexual or racial discrimination, according to a lead report on Friday's Metro. The paper cites new training for employees which cost more than £160,000 has seen officials told to "nod their heads" as a way to improve inclusion. Also making a headline on transfer deadline day is Lewis Hamilton - who speaks out as Mercedes confirmed his departure ahead of shock Ferrari move next year. Rugby Union's Six Nations tournament kicks off on Friday in Marseille as France renew their rivalry with Ireland - the i newspaper has a feature looking ahead to the competition. The paper's lead story focuses on claims Jeremy Hunt will be unable to fully reverse what it describes as the "fiscal drag" stealth tax which drags millions of earners into higher tax thresholds in the Spring Budget - meaning despite any tax cuts the Conservatives will still have presided over the biggest tax-raising parliament on record. The Bank of England opened the door to interest rate cuts but said it first required "more evidence" inflation would continue falling, as it held borrowing costs at 5.25%, according to the main story in the Financial Times. In internationa news, the paper has a photo from Belgium as farmers hurled eggs and stones in Brussels and demanded an EU summit do more to help them Finally, in the Daily Star it leads with a report on police in Thailand who it says have urged Liverpool fans not to fall for a scam asking to fund Xabi Alonso's flight to England. The former Reds midfielder has emerged as a favourite to replace Jurgen Klopp at the end of the season, but the tabloid says scammers are jumping the gun in an attempt to con fans. They've created a fake online page pretending to be Alonso's official Instagram account.
"Manhunt" is the headline for the Daily Mail as it leads on the search for Abdul Ezedi, who is suspected of throwing a corrosive
chemical over a woman and her two daughters on Wednesday night.
The Daily Telegraph claims that despite having a criminal history, Ezedi was granted asylum several years ago, after a priest vouched he had converted to Christianity.
Two Conservative MPs on the right of the party tell the paper
the case demonstrates the need to tighten the asylum system.
"I can't see!" is the headline on the front page of the Sun - quoting
the woman's cries after she was attacked on Lessar Avenue, Clapham.
In other domestic news, England icon Paul Gascoigne has sent a heartfelt message of support to
Manchester United star Marcus Rashford and insists the troubled star needs help, according to the Daily Mirror. A man was seen fleeing the scene and a police helicopter was used on Wednesday night to search for him.
The Guardian's main story is the decision by the US
to order military strikes, in response to the attack on an American base in Jordan. The paper expects militia groups in Syria - and possibly Iraq - to be targeted, over several days
Jeremy Hunt is reportedly
considering taking an extra penny off National Insurance, in what the Daily Express calls a "Spring Budget Giveaway". The paper says the move would cost £5bn.
But, the i newspaper reports millions of people are
facing a further rise in what are called "stealth taxes" - where workers are dragged into higher income tax brackets, because thresholds have been frozen. Treasury sources tell the paper Jeremy Hunt doesn't have the £40bn worth of headroom that's needed to reverse the trend.
Finally, the Financial Times focus on the Bank of England's decision to hold interest rates at 5.25% - saying the
Bank has "opened the door" to future cuts.