Two Men Charged in Connection to London Club Acid Attack

Two people were left partially-blinded and others were disfigured in the attack.
April 23, 2017, 3:45pm
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Arthur Collins, a 25-year-old man, was arrested in connection to an acid attack last weekend in the Mangle E8 nightclub in Dalston that left two people partially-blind and others disfigured.

According to The Guardian, Collins was arrested in Rushton, Northhamptonshire on Saturday in suspicion of attempted murder. Andre Phoenix, a 21-year-old man, was also charged with seven counts of grievous bodily harm and will appear in Thames magistrates court on Monday.

London Metropolitan Police believe the substance was sprayed on two different men after an argument. Twenty people suffered burns in the attack from an unidentified substance. Detective Inspector Lee McCullough of Hackney CID told The Guardian that samples of the substance were taken from the scene for analysis.

Collins was reportedly urged to turn himself in by his girlfriend, Ferne McCann, a reality show star. A different 24-year-old man arrested on Friday in connection to the attack has since been released.