A father is due in court today accused of an alleged acid attack on his three-year-old son.
The boy suffered serious burns to his face and arm when a substance was sprayed or thrown towards him at a Home Bargains store on the Shrub Hill Retail Park in Tallow Hill, Worcester, on 21 July.
His 39-year-old father – who cannot be named for legal reasons – is set to appear at Worcester Crown Court, along with five other men, charged with conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm.
The co-accused are Adam Cech, 27, of Farnham Road, Birmingham; Jan Dudi, 25, from Cranbrook Road Birmingham; Norbert Pulko, 22, and Saied Hussini, 41, from Wrottesley Road London; and Jabar Paktia, 41, from Newhampton Road, Wolverhampton.
The case is listed for a plea and trial preparation hearing.
The boy was in a pushchair when he was allegedly targeted while out with his mother and other children.
He was treated in hospital and discharged the following day.