Three men arrested over suspected acid attack on boy (3)

British police detain trio after incident in Worcester that left a child with serious burns

CCTV photo issued by West Mercia police of three men who police are looking for in connection to a suspected acid attack on a three-year-old boy in Home Bargains, Worcester, England. Photograph: West Mercia police/PA Wire

CCTV photo issued by West Mercia police of three men who police are looking for in connection to a suspected acid attack on a three-year-old boy in Home Bargains, Worcester, England. Photograph: West Mercia police/PA Wire

 

British police have arrested three men in London after a suspected acid attack on a three-year-old boy in the English city of Worcester.

The boy was taken to hospital with serious burns to his arm and face after an incident at the Home Bargains store in Worcester on Saturday.

“He has since been discharged, but the long-term implications of his injuries are unknown at this time,” West Mercia police said.

Police said they had arrested three men, aged 22, 25 and 26, on suspicion of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm. Another 39-year-old man remains in custody.

Britain has seen a steep rise in acid attacks recently, and the government is taking action to tighten sales of corrosive substances, particularly to those aged under 18. – Reuters