UK police name suspect in east London nightclub acid attack

Arthur Collins, 25, was pictured inside Mangle Club in East London on Sunday before an altercation broke out and acid was sprayed into the crowd, causing 20 people to suffer painful chemical burns.

Two men, aged 24 and 29, suffered serious facial injuries and at least 18 others were left with burns as a result.

On Tuesday evening, a Scotland Yard spokesman said: "Arthur Collins, 25, of Hertfordshire is wanted for questioning by police".

The rep continued: "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".

Officers say the attack, which led to an evacuation of 600 people from the London Fields venue, sprung out of a dispute between two groups of people.

Following the news that police are now looking for Arthur, a representative for Ferne has released a statement.

Celebrity Big Brother star and ex-Premier League footballer Jamie O'Hara has condemned the "sick" attack which injured his cousin Sadie Wright.

She recalled: "At the end of the series I got back in touch and said: "Let's go out for dinner again", and that sparked up the relationship again". At the time I didn't realise I had been attacked, I thought someone had dropped a cigarette on my foot, but it was getting more red and stinging.

The witness, who asked not to be named, said she had not see any argument or fight in the club but "in the space of two minutes people went from dancing to the acid being thrown". And then I just felt this thing on my arm and then I realised it was some sort of acid.

"It is scary because you just go out to have a good night and you realise how close it could have been to being a lot worse". The pair must return to hospital later this week to find out the extent of the scarring. All have burn-related injuries.

Sydney model Isobella Fraser, 22 and her sister Prue, were both sprayed with the "noxious substance" and feared they had been caught up in a terror attack when their skin started to burn.

"The noxious substance used has not yet been confirmed but samples retrieved from the scene have been sent for analysis".

Anyone with information about the incident should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

  • Salvatore Jensen