Worcester acid attack: Father guilty of strike on son, 3

A screen grab of the footage shown in court earlierImage copyright West Mercia Police
Image caption The trial at Worcester Crown Court was shown CCTV of the attack on the boy

A father has been found guilty of organising an acid attack on his three-year-old son.

The boy suffered burns to his face and arms in the attack at the Home Bargains store in Worcester in July last year.

Prosecutors said the man, 40, had enlisted others in a bid to “manufacture” evidence to discredit his estranged wife during a custody battle.

Following a six week trial, jurors also convicted five other men of involvement in the plot.

Deliberations are continuing for a final defendant, who is facing the same charge.

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