Arthur Collins is arrested following London acid attack

Louise McCreesh
Photo credit: Metropolitan police

From Digital Spy

Arthur Collins has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, following an acid attack at a nightclub in London last week.

Collins – who is dating former TOWIE star Ferne McCann – was arrested at an address in Rushden, Northamptonshire on Saturday night (April 22).

The Met Police have confirmed the 25-year-old was apprehended by officers from the Met's Specialist Crime & Operations and Hackney Borough, with the assistance of armed officers from the East Midlands Operational Support Service and Northamptonshire Police.

He will be taken into custody at a London police station in due course.

Photo credit: Metropolitan police

The Metropolitan Police had previously appealed for Collins to come forward in connection with the London nightclub acid attack.

Two men were rushed to an Essex burn unit in the early hours of Easter Monday (April 17) after allegedly being doused with a noxious substance during a row between two groups of friends at Mangle nightclub.

While these two men suffered the most severe injuries, 20 people had burns of varying degrees of severity when the substance - which police believe was acid - was thrown.

Ferne rekindled her romance with Collins following her unsuccessful stunt on Celebs Go Dating and hasalso previously urged him to come forward.

Her reps told Digital Spy: "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.

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"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."

The Met Police report that three other people have also been arrested in connection with the incident, resulting in two people being released from police custody and one 21-year-old being charged.

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