Boy aged three injured in ‘acid attack’ in Worcester

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    CCTV stillImage copyright West Mercia Police
    Image caption Police released CCTV images of three men they want to speak to about the incident

    A three-year-old boy has been seriously injured in a suspected acid attack in a shop, police said.

    The boy was “deliberately attacked” at Home Bargains in Worcester at 14:15 BST on Saturday, West Mercia Police said.

    He is being treated in hospital for serious burns to his arm and face.

    A 39-year-old man from Wolverhampton has been arrested in connection with the incident at Shrub Hill Retail Park, Tallow Hill.

    Ch Supt Mark Travis described the incident as a “deliberate attack”.

    Police released images taken from CCTV footage. “The three men in the photo may have information vital to our investigation”, Ch Supt Travis said.

    Image copyright West Mercia Police
    Image caption Police said the three men may have “vital information”
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