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Police probe 'bleach attack' on 12-year-old

Police probe 'bleach attack' on 12-year-old Credit: PA

Detectives are investigating whether a liquid hurled at a 12-year-old boy contained bleach in Great Barr.

The victim is thought to have been saved from serious injury by his glasses, which shielded his eyes when the substance was thrown at him in Birdbrook Road at about 3.50pm last Friday.

It happened when the schoolboy was walking home from school. West Midlands Police said in a statement:

Officers are investigating after a schoolboy had a substance - possibly bleach - thrown at him as he walked home from school. Fortunately, the boy was not seriously hurt.

– West Midlands Police statement
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