A total of five men are due to appear on Wednesday at Kidderminster Magistrates' Court where they will face charges of staging conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm, UK media reported, citing a recent suspected acid attack on a toddler in Worcester. The motive for the attack has yet to be revealed.
Police said that they will not release the identities of the men, a 22-year-old, 25-year-old and 26-year-old from London as well as a 39-year-old and a 41-year-old from Wolverhampton.
"Our officers are continuing to work extremely hard on this investigation. At this time, we believe this to be an isolated incident and there is not a wider risk to the public." DI Jim Bayliss, of Worcestershire's West Mercia police, said.
Worcester City Council leader Marc Bayliss condemned the attack as "absolutely pure evil," while Worcester MP Robin Walker described it as "horrific", saying that "the shock will be universal."