Woman charged over suspected acid attack on three-year-old boy

Martina Badiova, 22, becomes sixth person accused of conspiracy

Richard Vernalls
Friday 24 August 2018 17:20
The child was attacked at a Home Bargains store in the Tallow Hill area of Worcester
The child was attacked at a Home Bargains store in the Tallow Hill area of Worcester

A woman has been charged after a three-year-old boy was wounded in a suspected acid attack.

Martina Badiova, 22, of Newcombe Road, Birmingham, is accused of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm following the attack in July, according to West Mercia Police.

She was arrested at her address in Handsworth, Birmingham, on Thursday morning.

Badiova is set to appear at Kidderminster Magistrates’ Court on Saturday.

Six other men, including the injured boy’s 39-year-old father, have all been charged in connection with the attack.

They were charged with conspiring between 16 July and 22 July to cause grievous bodily harm to the boy with intent.

The boy suffered serious burns to his face and an arm at the Home Bargains store in Worcester on 21 July and was discharged from hospital the following day.

The suspected attack occurred in the Tallow Hill area of the city while the boy was out with his mother and other children.

Adam Cech, 27, and Jan Dudi, 25, both from Birmingham, Norbert Pulko, 22, and Saied Hussini, 41, both from London, and Jabar Paktia, 41, from Wolverhampton, alongside the boy’s father, will appear at Worcester Crown Court on 28 August.

PA