Three arrested after boy, aged seven, is horrifically burned in Sheffield

Owen Atkins, aged seven, in hospital with severe burns
Owen Atkins, aged seven, in hospital with severe burns
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Three people, including an 18-year-old, have been arrested after a young boy was horrifically burned in Sheffield.

Owen Atkin, aged seven, remains in hospital more than a week after he was burned so severely on his face and head that medics do not know whether his hair will ever grow back fully.

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Police today said two men and a woman had been arrested following an incident on Southey Green Road, in Southey Green, where a boy was reported to have been seriously injured on Sunday, May 27.

A 31-year-old woman and a 33-year-old man from Rotherham were arrested on suspicion of neglecting a child, and an 18-year old man was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

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All three have since been released on bail as enquiries continue.

A fundraising appeal to cover the family's hospital costs and pay for a holiday for Owen and his elder brother has passed the £3,600 mark, with nearly 240 people having donated.

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He was this week said to be 'getting back to his old self', following a visit from Sheffield Wednesday legend Lee Bullen.

* Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, quoting the incident number 34 of May 27.