Acid attack accused tells jurors he was ‘forced’ to burn boy after ‘gun’ threat

The man who squirted acid on a three-year-old boy has told a court he was “forced” to carry out the shop attack after being threatened with a “gun”.

The youngster, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, suffered serious injuries to his face and arm at the Home Bargains store in Worcester on July 21 last year.

A 40-year-old man, the boy’s father, has denied a charge of conspiring to spray sulphuric acid on the boy between June 1 and July 22, 2018, with intent to harm.

He stands…
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