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TOWIE star Ferne McCann's boyfriend hunted by police over acid attack: details

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Emmy Griffiths
Emmy GriffithsTV & Film Editor
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Police are looking for the boyfriend of TOWIE star Ferne McCann, Arthur Collins, in connection to the acid attack at the London nightclub, Mangle. The attack took place over the weekend and left 20 people injured. Speaking about the incident, Ferne's spokeswoman said: "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. 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."

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A spokesperson for the Met Police confirmed that they have issued an arrest warrant at a property in Hertfordshire which is thought to belong to the 25-year-old. They said: "Police conducting an arrest warrant at an address on White Stubbs Lane, Broxbourne, at 19.50pm on Monday April 17, discovered cannabis plants and cultivation equipment. A 54-year-old man and a 52-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of cultivation of cannabis. Officers seized several plants and illegal firearms at the address. The two people arrested are still being investigated."

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Speaking about the attack, Detective inspector Lee McCullough said: "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. If you were there and saw anyone involved inside or leaving the nightclub, please get in touch."

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