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Three-year-old boy seriously injured in acid attack released from hospital


A three-year-old boy has been discharged from hospital after he suffered serious burns in a deliberate acid attack.

He was treated for burns to his face and one arm.

Chief Superintendent Mark Travis said the boy is recovering at home with his family.

We are uncertain about the long term implications of those burns, but we do hope that these won't be life changing injuries.

– Chief Superintendent Mark Travis

Police have released CCTV images of three men they would like to speak to after a three-year-old boy was seriously injured in a suspected acid attack in a Worcester shop yesterday afternoon (Saturday 21 July).

The incident occurred at around 2.15pm in Home Bargains on Shrub Hill Retail Park, Tallow Hill, Worcester.

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 three men in the photo may have information vital to our investigation. I am sure someone will recognise them and I would urge anyone with information to contact us as a matter of urgency.

– West Mercia Police

A 39-year-old man from Wolverhampton has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm and remains in police custody.