3-year-old rushed to hospital after acid attack

A 3-year-old boy suffered burns after an acid attack in a Home Bargains store in Worcester.

The child was shopping with his mother and sat in a pushchair when he was attacked.

A police statement read: “A young family were out shopping and a substance appears to either have been thrown or sprayed towards a three-year-old child who was in a pushchair.

“He has burns to his face and to one of his arms – at the moment we are uncertain about the long term implications of those burns but we do hope that these won’t be life-changing injuries.”

One man has been arrested, police are appealing for witnesses.

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