Father of boy 3 among five men to appear in court charged

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The Home Bargains store in Worcester where the boy was injuredCredit:Matthew Cooper/PA Wire The father of a three-year-old boy has appeared in court charged with conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm after a suspected acid attack on his son.The 39-year-old – who cannot be named for legal reasons – appeared alongside Adam Cech, 27, and Jan Dudi, 25, of Birmingham, and Norbert Pulko, 22, of London, together with Jabar Paktia, 41, from Wolverhampton.The five were all charged overnight by West Mercia Police and appeared at Kidderminster Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.The charges come after police arrested a fifth man in connection with the investigation on Tuesday.The boy suffered burns to his face and arms after a substance – described as a “pungent pink chemical” – was thrown or sprayed on him in a home discount store in Worcester while he sat in a buggy pushed by his mother. The Home Bargains store in Worcester where the boy was injured The boy was discharged from hospital on Sunday following treatment, but the long-term impact of his injuries is not yet known.He has been put under police protection along with his mother. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.

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