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Boyfriend of reality TV star arrested over acid attack in London nightclub
The incident left two people partially blinded and others disfigured.

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ARTHUR COLLINS, THE boyfriend of reality TV star Ferne McCann, has been arrested in connection with an acid attack in an east London nightclub earlier this month.

The incident left two people partially blinded and others disfigured.

Collins (25) was arrested at an address in Rushden, Northants last night by officers from the Met’s Specialist Crime & Operations and Hackney Borough, with the assistance of armed officers.

Collins has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. The Metropolitan Police said he will be taken into custody at a London police station in due course.

The investigation began after police were called to Mangle nightclub on Sidworth Street in Dalston, at 1.10am on Easter Monday, 17 April, after members of the public complained of a noxious substance.

McCann, who stars in The Only Way is Essex, previously released a statement urging Collins to cooperate with police.

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Three other people have previously been arrested.

A 33-year-old woman was arrested on Thursday on suspicion of firearms offences. She was taken to a north London police station and has since been released from custody.

A 21-year-old man who was arrested on Friday in north London was charged yesterday in connection with the investigation.

A second man, aged 24, also arrested on Friday in north London has been released from custody.

Comments are closed as legal proceedings are ongoing. 

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