NATIONAL: Sixth man in court over suspected acid attack on three-year-old boy

A sixth man has been remanded in custody charged in connection with a suspected acid attack on a three-year-old boy.

Saturday, 28th July 2018, 11:10 am
Updated Saturday, 28th July 2018, 12:19 pm

Afghan national Saied Hussini, from London, was arrested on Thursday by officers investigating burn injuries caused to the child at a Home Bargains store in Worcester on Saturday July 21.

Hussini, 41, of Wrottesley Road, Harlesden, has been charged with conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm between July 12 and July 22.

Justices sitting at Kidderminster Magistrates' Court remanded Hussini to appear alongside five other defendants, including the injured youngster's father, at Worcester Crown Court on August 28.

Hussini, wearing a grey sweatshirt, spoke only to confirm his name, address, date of birth and nationality during Saturday's nine-minute hearing.

There was no application for bail on his behalf.

The five other men were remanded in custody last Wednesday.

Adam Cech, 27, and Jan Dudi, 25, both from Handsworth, Birmingham, Norbert Pulko, 22, from Walthamstow, London, and Jabar Paktia, 41, from Wolverhampton, and the child's father - who cannot be named to protect his son's identity - are also charged with conspiring to cause grievous bodily harm.

The boy suffered serious burns to his face and arm but was discharged from hospital the following day.