Hackney acid attack: Police searching for boyfriend of ex-TOWIE star Ferne McCann

Hackney acid attack: Police searching for 25-year-old man in connection with club incident
Collins is the boyfriend of reality TV star Ferne McCann

Detectives wish to speak to Arthur Collins in connection with the attack

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Police are searching for the boyfriend of reality TV star Ferne McCann in connection with an acid attack in a London nightclub. 

Detectives are searching for Arthur Collins over the incident at the Mangle E8 nightclub which saw acid sprayed over a crowd of people. 

Two men were seriously injured in the incident, and it's now reported they've been left "unable to see."

In a statement, McCann, who shot to fame on ITV's The Only Way Is Essex, urged Collins to get in touch with the authorities.

A spokeswoman for her said: "Ferne is aware the police wish to speak to Arthur Collins and is aware of the nature of the accusations against him.

"Ferne has co-operated with the police in their inquiries - she was not with Arthur on Sunday night, was not at Mangle; and has no direct knowledge of the events.

"She urges Arthur to co-operate fully with the police and go to a police station immediately."

A total of 12 people were taken to hospital to be treated for burns. At the moment, the substance has not yet been identified.