Three men arrested in England in connection with suspected acid attack on young boy

The three-year-old received serious burns to his arm and face

Three men arrested in England in connection with suspected acid attack on young boy

The Home Bargains store on the Shrub Hill Retail Park in Tallow Hill, Worcester where the incident happened. Picture by: Matthew Cooper/PA Wire/PA Images

Three men in their 20s have been arrested in England in connection with a suspected acid attack on a three-year-old boy.

The incident happened on Saturday afternoon in a store in a retail park in Worcester.

The boy, who was in a pushchair when the incident happened, was hospitalised with serious burns to his arm and face.

He has since been discharged, but police say "the long-term implications of his injuries are unknown at this time".

Police have said they are treating the incident as a 'deliberate attack'.

It has been confirmed today that three men - aged 22, 25 and 26 - have now been arrested.

They are being held on suspicion of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm.

A 39-year-old man also remains in custody in connection with the incident.

Tony Garner of West Mercia Police said: "We'd like to thank everyone who shared our appeal over the weekend and contacted us with information; all of this is helping us to build up a better picture of this incident."