Three-year-old boy seriously injured in suspected acid attack
A three-year-old boy has been seriously injured after a suspected acid attack in a store in Worcester
According to reports, police believe that the attack was "deliberate" and they are now looking for the three men who appear to be involved from CCTV footage.
West Mercia Police says a three-year-old boy has been seriously injured in a suspected acid attack in Worcester and officers believe the child was deliberately targeted
— Sky News Breaking (@SkyNewsBreak) July 22, 2018
According to CNN, one man, a 39-year-old from the nearby town of Wolverhampton has already been arrested in connection to the attack. But now, police are looking for help in locating the whereabouts of the other three men photographed below.
A three-year-old boy has been injured in acid attack in #Worcester. The incident happened at around 2:15 yesterday afternoon (Saturday) in Home Bargains at Shrub Hill Retail Park.
Anyone with information that could help police should call 101 quoting 442s of 21 July 2018 pic.twitter.com/go1q6O1q9l
— West Midlands Alerts (@WMidsAlerts) July 22, 2018
West Mercia Police Chief Superintendent Mark Travis said today in a statement: "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."