An “arrogant and selfish” father has been jailed for 16 years for organising a “monstrous” acid attack on his three-year-old son.
The boy suffered burns to his face and arms in the attack at the Home Bargains store in Worcester in July last year.
Prosecutors said the man, 40, had enlisted others in a bid to “manufacture” evidence to discredit his estranged wife during a custody battle.
Five other men were jailed at Worcester Crown Court for their part in the plot.
The father, who cannot be named for legal reasons, and the five men were found guilty after a six-week trial of plotting to spray sulphuric acid on the boy with intent to harm.
Gutter trash, pure gutter trash