'I hurt, I hurt, I hurt' - Dramatic footage of boy, 3, attacked with acid in busy store

2019-01-31 22:04

WARNING: The following footage contains scenes some viewers may find distressing.

The moment a young boy had acid thrown over him in a busy shop has been shown in court.

The 3-year-old, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, suffered serious burns to his face and arm at the Home Bargains store in Worcester on July 21 last year, during a parental custody dispute.

His 40-year-old father is charged with conspiring to unlawfully or maliciously cast or throw sulphuric acid on or at the boy between June 1 and July 22, with intent to burn, maim, disfigure or disable the minor, or do grievous bodily harm.

A trial jury at Worcester Crown Court was told how the injured child screamed "I hurt", over and over again, after being struck.

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