Four Questioned Over Suspected Acid Attack On Worcester Toddler

23 July 2018, 09:15 | Updated: 23 July 2018, 09:25

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A 3-year-old boy has serious burns after the attack in Worcester at the weekend.

It happened inside Home Bargains at Shrub Hill retail park in Tallow Hill on Saturday (21st July) afternoon.

A 39-year-old man from Wolverhampton was arrested at the weekend and this morning (Monday 23rd July), Heart's been told, three men have been arrested in London in connection with the attack. They're all detained on suspicion of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm.

The toddler was in a pushchair with his family in the shop when a corrosive substance was "thrown or sprayed" over him. 

He was treated for burns to his face and one arm and is now back at home with his family after being discharged from hospital but the long-term implications of his injuries "are unknown at this time".

Worcester City Council leader Marc Bayliss described the attack as "absolutely pure evil".

Detective Inspector Tony Garner, from West Mercia Police, 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."