Arthur Collins still missing; thought to be in the Costa del Sol or Ireland

Ferne McCann and Arthur Collins

Ferne McCann and Arthur Collins

From The Sun:

Clubber injured in Dalston acid attack claims cops think Arthur Collins has fled the country as police hunt him

ARTHUR Collins, hunted by cops after two people were blinded and dozens others injured in a nightclub acid attack, could have fled abroad.

Today a 21-year-old was arrested in north London this morning on suspicion of GBH and this afternoon a 24-year-old man was arrested also in north London – but Ferne McCann’s lover Collins is still at large.

Footballer Jamie O’Hara’s cousin and an Australian model were among at least 12 people treated in hospital after the horror at Mangle in Dalston.

Two male victims aged 24 and 29 have been transferred to a specialist burns unit in Essex.

One of them has been blinded in one eye, and police yesterday revealed a 22-year-old woman had also lost her sight.

A total of 20 suffered various burns after being hit with the substance, which has been sent away to labs for testing.

Towie star Ferne has urged her scaffolder boyfriend to “co-operate fully” with police and hand himself in.

She later deleted him from her social media accounts.

Arthur Collins, 25, was said to have been at the club where 20 victims were doused with a corrosive substance.

News he is wanted in connection with the attack came on the same day Ferne revealed the pair planned to tie the knot – and defended his controversial past.

A spokeswoman for Ferne, 26, said: “Ferne is aware the police wish to speak to Arthur Collins and the nature of the accusations against him. Obviously these are highly shocking and 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 wants to know the truth and urges Arthur to co-operate fully with the police and attend a police station immediately.”

source said: “There is a possibility he has gone to Spain. He is a regular visitor to the Costa del Sol and he has friends there.”

A victim of the attack told the Daily Mail: “I’m angry that this is going to be the way I look. I didn’t walk into the club looking like this.

“You never expect to go to a club for the night out and leave disfigured. The people responsible should never be let out of prison

“We have spoken to the police investigating this and they told us they have received a tip off Arthur Collins fled to Spain or Ireland.”


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