Home UK Showbiz Ferne McCann’s ex-boyfriend Arthur Collins jailed for 20 years for acid attack

Ferne McCann’s ex-boyfriend Arthur Collins jailed for 20 years for acid attack

Arthur threw acid at revellers in a nightclub

Ferne and her ex Arthur Collins | INSTAGRAM

Arthur Collins, the man who injured 22 people after he threw acid across a packed London nightclub, has been jailed for 20 years.

The ex-boyfriend of reality TV star Ferne McCann, who is also the father of her newborn daughter Sunday, threw the substance at revellers in Mangle E8 in Dalston on April 17.

Arthur admitted to throwing the substance, but claimed that he thought it was a date rape drug Рhowever last month, he was found guilty of five counts of GBH with intent and nine counts of ABH.

According to the BBC, the 25-year-old was sentenced at Wood Green Crown Court to 20 years in prison, with an extra five years on licence.

Arthur is the father of Ferne McCann’s daughter, Sunday | INSTAGRAM

At the sentencing, Judge Noel Lucas said, “His defence from first to last was carefully researched and choreographed in order to explain away the evidence against him.”

Addressing Arthur, the judge continued, “You knew precisely what strong acid would do to human skin. Having thrown the acid over the club you slunk away and hid in the rear and pretended to be nothing to do with the mayhem you had caused.

“It was deliberate and calculated and you were intent on causing really serious harm to your victims.”

Finally, the judge labelled him an “accomplished liar” and someone who has “not the slightest remorse for his actions.”

A total of 22 people were injured in the attack, 16 of whom suffered serious burns.

 

 

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