Arthur Collins admits smuggling phone in jail

The acid attacker ex-boyfriend of reality TV-star Ferne McCann has admitted hiding a mobile phone inside a crutch he was using while in prison.

Arthur Collins, 25, secreted the phone, two sim cards and two USB sticks inside the medical aid while held on pre-trial remand at HMP Thameside in September.


He was being held there ahead of his trial over the acid attack at a London nightclub in April, for which he was last week jailed for 20 years.

He admitted one charge of possession of a prohibited item while in prison when he appeared via video link at Bromley Magistrates’ Court in London on Wednesday.

He was found guilty of a London acid attack.

The court heard he wanted to use the phone to make private calls to Miss McCann.

She was pregnant with their child at the time the mobile was discovered in a search of his cell but has since given birth to a baby girl, called Sunday.

Ferne, 27, has also revealed that she took Sunday to see her dad when she was two-weeks old for the first and only time.

Speaking to the Mirror, she said: ‘I went to see Arthur and I took Sunday with me. This was because I am very angry about what has happened and I needed to communicate that and wanted to hear what Arthur had to say.

Ferne McCann and baby Sunday (Instagram)
Ferne McCann and baby Sunday (Instagram)

‘I thought it was important that Arthur see Sunday and see exactly what his actions have led to him missing out on.

‘It was a difficult decision to take Sunday into that environment but I felt I needed to confront him about a number of things, which I have now done.

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