TOWIE star's boyfriend Arthur Collins charged over nightclub acid attack

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Arthur Collins, 25, of Hertfordshire has been charged in connection with an attack on a nightclub in Dalston

The boyfriend of a reality-television star has been charged in connection with an acid attack at an east London nightclub which left two revellers partially blinded and others disfigured.

Arthur Collins, 24, is the boyfriend of Ferne McCann, best known for appearances on The Only Way Is Essex and I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!.

Arthur Collins with reality star girlfriend Ferne McCann Credit: Instagram

Collins, of Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, has been charged with 14 counts of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm (GBH) and one count of throwing corrosive fluid on a person with intent to cause GBH, Scotland Yard said.

He was arrested at an address in Rushden, Northamptonshire, on Saturday and will appear at Thames Magistrates Court on Monday. 

Police had been seeking him after a noxious substance was sprayed in the Mangle E8 nightclub in Dalston, east London, last Monday.

Mangle nightclub in Dalston, east London. Credit: Jack Hardy/PA

After the incident she urged him to contact police.

A second man, Andre Phoenix, 21, will appear at the same court charged with seven counts of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

Twenty clubbers were doused with a corrosive substance during a night out at Mangle nightclub in Dalston on Easter Monday.

Arthur Collins

A 22-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man were both blinded in one eye, while several other revellers received burns.

A 33-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man were arrested and later released from custody.

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