Ferne McCann’s boyfriend Arthur Collins “wanted for questioning” by police following London acid attack
Ferne McCann’s boyfriend Arthur Collins has been linked to the acid attack that took place in London in the early hours of Monday morning and has had his house raided by Hertfordshire police.
The 25-year-old, who is currently dating former TOWIE star Ferne, allegedly attended the club event in Dalston, East London on Sunday night where an acid attack harmed 20 victims. It has now been reported that an arrest warrant was later executed at his £1 million home in Broxbourne and police vehicles still remain outside the property.
Two people have already been arrested in connection to the incident but police are still seeking Arthur since he was not present at the time of arrest.
The Metropolitan Police have confirmed that Arthur is “wanted for questioning by police”.
Anyone with information on Arthur’s whereabouts has been urged to contact police. The public have also been warned not to approach him if he is seen, but instead call 999 immediately.
A representative for Ferne told Metro.co.uk that “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.”
It was previously revealed by the Metropolitan Police that a feud escalated between two groups of club-goers at the LoveJuice bank holiday event at Mangle nightclub on Monday (April 17) and a “noxious substance” was thrown at two male victims.
An anonymous witness explained: “In the party in the basement there were girls making noise, I saw their friends ordering a bottle of water – they were putting it on them, they were splashing it on their faces.”
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.
“It was like a war – the police were everywhere. I just saw a lot of people complaining, there were a lot of staff around, someone had called the police and a lot of people were crying.”