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A woman has been blinded in one eye after London club acid attack

Mangle E8 was evacuated in the early hours of Easter Monday

  • Dave Turner
  • 20 April 2017

An acid attack at east London nightclub Mangle E8 has left a 22-year-old woman blinded in her left eye.

She was one of 20 people injured in the incident in the early hours of April 17 and police are currently searching for Arthur Collins, 25, in relation to it.

Believed to be the boyfriend of reality TV star Ferne McCann, Collins was seen on CCTV at the venue, the image of which has been shared by the Metropolitan Police.

Detective Inspector Lee McCullough, from Hackney CID, said: "I am continuing to appeal to Arthur Collins to hand himself in so that we can talk to him about the incident in the nightclub.I would also urge anyone who knows of his whereabouts to contact police.

"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."

It's believed that the chemical was sprayed into the faces of two male clubbers who are currently in serious but stable condition at a specialist burns hospital in Essex.

The event in question was called LOVEJUICE, attracting around 600 clubbers.

[Via: Sky News]

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