Hereford & Worcester

Sixth man in court over Worcester 'acid attack' on boy

Police investigate outside Home Bargains Image copyright SWNS
Image caption The attack happened at a branch of Home Bargains in Worcester on Saturday

A sixth man has appeared in court in connection with a suspected acid attack on a boy in Worcester.

The three-year-old suffered serious burns at the Home Bargains store in the Tallow Hill area on 21 July.

Saied Hussini, from London, appeared at Kidderminster Magistrates' Court on Saturday charged with conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm.

He will next appear at Worcester Crown Court with five other men, including the boy's father, on 28 August.

Five other men appeared before magistrates in Kidderminster on Wednesday in connection with the attack, also charged with conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm. All six men remain in custody.

The child was treated at the scene by paramedics and taken to hospital for treatment to his face and an arm.

He was discharged on Sunday but the long-term implications of his injuries are not yet known.

The other five men currently in custody are Norbert Pulko, 22, from London, Jan Dudi, 25, and Adam Cech, 27, both from Birmingham, and Jabar Paktia, 41, from Wolverhampton. The father cannot be identified for legal reasons.

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