The dad of a three-year-old who was doused in acid has been arrested.

He is suspected of acid attacking his own son according to the Mirror.

The three year old suffered what was described as severe burns after the attack at a Home Bargains store in Worcester.

Police say the attack was deliberate and targeted the child’s dad is now under investigation.

Now it has been reported that the mother of the boy, who is thought to be Eastern European, had been hiding in a safe-house after a fractious break up.

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Three other men were arrested in London on conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm. They were aged 22, 25 and 26.

A fifth man, aged 41, has also been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm.

the boy was left screaming in agony and with serious burns to his face and arm when the incident happened at 2:15pm on Saturday.

He was treated in hospital and has now been discharged with injuries to his face and arm. There is no certainty of whether his injuries will be long-term.