Ferne McCann’s boyfriend Arthur Collins is wanted for questioning over a reported acid attack that took place in a packed nightclub.
According to reports, 20 people were left injured when corrosive liquid was sprayed at Mangle nightclub in east London in the early hours of Monday morning.
Two club-goers, aged 24 and 29, were seriously injured in the attack, which was allegedly brought on by an argument, and the victims have since been moved to a specialist burns hospital in Essex.
Emergency services have said that ten people were taken to hospital with burn injuries, two other sought treatment with similar injuries and a further eight people have since contacted police to report they were injured in the horrific attack.
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Police are now saying that Arthur, who has been seeing TV star Ferne for some time now, should not be approached, and have urged members of the public to ring 999 if they see him.
A spokeswoman for Ferne has said, “Ferne is aware that 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 that unfolded. As much as anybody she wants to know the truth and urges Arthur to co-operate fully with the police and attend a police station immediately.”
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Detective inspector Lee McCullough said, “We now have 20 people suffering from the effects of an acidic substance being sprayed in a confined space in a busy nightclub.
“All have burn related injuries. The noxious substance used has not yet been confirmed but samples retrieved from the scene have been sent for analysis. If you were there and saw anyone involved inside or leaving the nightclub, please get in touch.”
The news comes just one day after Ferne told OK! Magazine that she was planning to marry Arthur, who she met through Instagram last August.
“We’ve spoken about our wedding. We want to get married on a beach. I want it to be a party and a celebration,” the 26-year-old explained.
Ferne has since unfollowed Arthur and removed any references to him on her numerous social media accounts.