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Boy aged three injured in ‘acid attack’ in Worcester
22 July 2018
A three-year-old boy has been seriously injured in a suspected acid attack in a shop, police said.
The boy was “deliberately attacked” at Home Bargains in Worcester at 14:15 BST on Saturday, West Mercia Police said.
He is being treated in hospital for serious burns to his arm and face.
A 39-year-old man from Wolverhampton has been arrested in connection with the incident at Shrub Hill Retail Park, Tallow Hill.
Ch Supt Mark Travis described the incident as a “deliberate attack”.
Police released images taken from CCTV footage. “The three men in the photo may have information vital to our investigation”, Ch Supt Travis said.
“The incident will rightly shock the local community and I would like to reassure local people that we are carrying out a thorough investigation to identify those responsible.
“At this time, the motive for the attack is unclear. Officers are working hard to establish exactly what happened and what the substance involved was.”
The 39-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm, and remains in police custody.
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