Newspaper headlines: Chemical attack manhunt and Gazza's plea to Rashford – BBC

"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.
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.
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