Worcester

TODDLER ACID ATTACK: Four men arrested following suspected acid attack on Boy, 3

POLICE investigating a suspected acid attack on a three-year-old boy in Worcester have arrested three men in London.

The men, aged 22, 25 and 26, have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm.

A fourth man, aged 39 from Wolverhampton was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm. He currently remains in custody.

The incident occurred at around 2.15pm on Saturday (21 July) in Home Bargains on Shrub Hill Retail Park, Tallow Hill, Worcester.

The boy was taken to hospital with serious burns to his arm and face. He has since been discharged but the long-term implications of his injuries are unknown at this time.

Detective Inspector Tony Garner said: “We’d like to thank everyone who shared our appeal over the weekend and contacted us with information; all of this is helping us to build up a better picture of this incident.

 

“We’re continuing to urge anyone else with information to contact us.”

A 39-year-old man from Wolverhampton arrested yesterday on suspicion of conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm remains in police custody.

Anyone with information that could help police with their enquiries should call 101 quoting incident 442s of 21 July 2018. Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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