Arthur Collins, 24, has been charged with 14 counts of grievous bodily harm with intent after throwing acid in a nightclub.


The former boyfriend of The Only Way Is Essex UK reality TV star Ferne McCann injured 20 people in his attack. The assault occurred on April 17 in Hackney at the Mangle E8 club and left two people blinded in one eye each. Another man, Andre Phoenix, 21, has also been charged in the event with seven counts of causing grievous bodily harm. The substance used has yet to be confirmed.

Collins was arrested on Saturday and appeared in court with Phoenix. Prosecutors informed the court that there is still an unidentified third suspect at large.

In a statement, McCann’s spokeswoman announced that the reality star was pregnant but had split from Collins. “Accordingly, she does not wish to discuss the pregnancy further, given the early stage it is at,” she said.

Three weeks ago McCann posted a stomach-baring photo to her Instagram page, but has since confirmed her pregnancy.

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