Acid attack on a three-year-old boy
July 25, 2018 | Brainwave Science
A three-year-old boy was a current victim of a suspected acid attack in the UK. West Mercia Police have arrested three young men, aged 22,25 and 26, on suspicion of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm on Saturday.
Paramedic Nick Carson, who treated the boy, told the BBC it was “horrific”. The boy has severe burns to his arm and face and the “long-term implications” of his injuries are unknown, the force said.
Ch Supt Mark Travis said the motive for the acid attack on such young boy is so far “unclear”. Force described the liquid used in the attack as “pink in color, had a powerful smell – not a bleach or acidy smell”.
A 39-year-old man from Wolverhampton arrested on Sunday on suspicion of conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm remains in police custody.
According to reports, “Acid or a corrosive substance” was either “thrown at or sprayed towards” the boy when he was with his family at Shrub Hill Retail Park, in Tallow Hill.
Ch Supt Travis assured the public that the victim and his family are receiving specialist medical and police support. He said the law enforcement is keeping an open mind as to the circumstances of the incident and still gaining reliable and accurate intelligence.
However, Police denied any link between the attack and a protest by The English Defence League which took place in the center of Worcester on Saturday, against plans to build a mosque in the city.
Ch Supt Travis said: “We have looked at the possible links and at the moment there is nothing to suggest as there is no link between the activity on Saturday with the protests and this specific incident.”
The UK has one of the highest rates of acid attacks per capita in the world, according to Acid Survivors Trust International (ASTI). It claims the country does not have tight controls on acid sales or legislation specific to acid attacks. Last year, there were over 601 acid attacks in the UK based on ASTI figures. Statistics released by the Met showed there were 465 violent corrosive liquid offences recorded in the capital in 2017, up from 260 in 2015 – a rise of 78 percent. Unlike in other countries, where 80 percent of acid attacks are against women, in the UK most victims are men, ASTI says.
Gang disputes are said to be behind the rise in acid attacks in London and other British cities. UK Criminologists believe gang members may swap guns and knives for acid as a weapon of choice because possession is hard to monitor — but its impact on victims can be devastating.
The leader of Worcester city council, Marc Bayliss, described these attacks as “pure evil”. The MP for Worcester, Robin Walker, said it was horrific and that the “shock would be universal”. It is very traumatic that now acid attack’s victim is a three-year-old boy. The safety of the citizen is highly compromised.
This situation becomes a real challenge for the UK law enforcement. It is only imperative that law enforcement agencies to upgrade their methods and strategy in a war against such horrible crimes.
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