A 3-year-old boy has suffered severe burns on his face and arm during a suspected acid attack in England.

West Mercia police Chief Superintendent Mark Travis said police were working to identify the substance that burned the child on Saturday at a discount store in Worcester.

A 39-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm.

Three others were being sought for questioning and police released photos to generate public tips, shares 9 news.

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“At this time we are treating this as a deliberate attack,” Superintendent Travis said 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.”

A police statement late Sunday afternoon said the boy had been discharged from the hospital.

Share your comments below

  • I hope the hospital staff were able to establish what the substance was as it helps if they can neutralize it quickly.


  • Why the heck would they target such a young child? I hope the a**hole gets caught and dealt with in the same manner.


  • Oh my. Why would you do that? Poor little child. Luckily he’s out of hospital already. But I hope the Police will be able to arrest those guys.


  • I hope he has a speedy recovery both mentally and physically


  • Poor child. I hope he’s okay and will recover from his injuries.


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