Monday, 23 July 2018

Three men arrested after a three-year-old was seriously injured in a suspected acid attack



Three men have been arrested after a three-year-old was seriously injured in a suspected acid attack.

 
The boy was in a pushchair when he was "deliberately attacked" at Home Bargains in Worcester at 14:15 BST on Saturday.


West Mercia Police said the men, aged 22, 25 and 26, were arrested in London on suspicion of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm.


Paramedic Nick Carson, who treated the boy, told the BBC it was "horrific".


Doctors discharged the toddler from hospital on Sunday afternoon.
He was treated for serious burns to his arm and face and the "long-term implications" of the his injuries are unknown, the force said.


Ch Supt Mark Travis said the motive for the attack is so far "unclear".




BBC    News.