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Five men charged over ‘acid attack’ on three-year-old boy

PIC: PA
PIC: PA

Five men have been charged with conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm over a suspected acid attack on a three-year-old boy.

West Mercia Police said three men from London, aged 22, 25 and 26, and a 39-year-old and 41-year-old from Wolverhampton are due before magistrates in Kidderminster on Wednesday.

The force said it would not be releasing the names of those who have been charged.

The boy suffered serious burns to his face and an arm in the alleged incident at Home Bargains in Tallow Hill on Saturday afternoon.

He was discharged from hospital on Sunday after treatment but the long-term implications of his injuries are as yet unknown.