This is not exactly the same, but it's another example of how the British police, when they give out information about a crime, can be very vague and obscure in a way that makes it seem like they are trying to cover something up. Trying to keep the general public from learning specific facts about the case.
Boy, 3, in acid attack and his mother put under police protection as four arrested for 'unspeakable crime'
A three-year-old boy targeted in an acid attack has been put under police protection along with his mother after the arrest of four men for an “unspeakable crime” caught on camera.
The boy suffered burns to his face and arms after a substance - described as a "pungent pink chemical" - was thrown or sprayed on him in a home discount store in Worcester while he sat in a buggy pushed by his mother.
Sources have told The Telegraph that police believe the boy was targeted on Saturday at the Home Bargains store as part of a wider community dispute.
What sort of community dispute? It's all very vague.
Police have refused to discuss any motive for the attack on the child but insisted it was not related to a march by the English Defence League, a far-Right, anti-Islamic organisation, held in Worcester at the same time.
One theory for the assault is that the mother and child had recently moved to Worcester and that the attacker, or attackers, followed her there.
A 39-year-old man was arrested in Wolverhampton on Sunday and three men, aged 22, 25 and 26 were detained on Monday in an early morning raid at a house in Walthamstow in east London. All four are being questioned on suspicion of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm.
A West Mercia Police source said: “The mother fears for her safety and wellbeing and that of her little boy. This is an unspeakable crime.
“Police also fear for the safety of the mother and child and they’ve been temporarily moved away from their home while our investigation continues. They are under police protection. They are safe but still in a state of shock by what happened.”
The child suffered serious burns but was discharged from hospital on Monday. A well-placed source said: “It would appear to be an issue within a community rather than linked to some of the wilder theories going around. I understand the woman and child only moved to Worcester recently.”
Mind you even these extremely vague euphemisms are coming from "sources" and not any official statement from the police. Apparently there is some sort of "community" in Worcester, and in this "community" there is some kind of "dispute". Over what is unclear.
Again, it all leads to the suspicion that the police are trying to withhold certain information from the public.
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.