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UK: Three-year-old boy suffers serious burns after a deliberate acid attack in Worcester

A three-year-old infant boy has been taken to hospital after suffering serious acid burns to his arm and face. The child was injured in a deliberate attack at Home Bargains shop in Worcester.
Police have released images of the three men: “The incident will shock the community. We’re carrying out inquiries to identify those responsible”, Superintendent Mark Travis said.
He went on to say: “At this time we are treating this as a deliberate attack on a three-year-old boy.” Officers are appealing to members of the public to come forward with any information.
“The three men in the photo may have information vital to our investigation. I am sure someone will recognize them and I would urge anyone with information to contact us as a matter of urgency.”
Police have a 39-year-old man from Wolverhampton in custody having been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm.
Anyone with information that could help police with their inquiries should call 999 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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