Search

Mangle E8 acid attack: Second victim goes blind in one eye as police hunting Arthur Collins make arrests

PUBLISHED: 15:17 21 April 2017 | UPDATED: 18:49 21 April 2017

Mangal E8 is evacuated after the suspected acid attack. Picture: Phie McKenzie/@PhieMcKenzie

Mangal E8 is evacuated after the suspected acid attack. Picture: Phie McKenzie/@PhieMcKenzie

Archant

A second victim of the horrific acid attack in a London Fields nightclub has been left blind in one eye, police say.

Arthur Collins was charged yesterday. Picture: Met PoliceArthur Collins was charged yesterday. Picture: Met Police

Twenty people were injured when the noxious substance was thrown at Mangle E8 in the early hours of Monday.

And now Scotland Yard has confirmed one of the two men believed to have been the target of the attack has lost sight in one eye.

The 24-year-old had been receiving treatment in a specialist burns unit along with another man, 29. Both have now been discharged.

Yesterday it was revealed a 22-year-old woman had been left blind in her left eye.

Detectives are still hunting for Towie celeb Arthur Collins over the attack, but have arrested two of the three men wanted in connection with it.

Aged 21 and 24, they are being held after police arrested him on suspicion of GBH today in north London.

Det Insp Lee McCullough from Hackney CID said: “This investigation continues to move at great pace and the net is closing in on those we believe to be responsible.

“My team continue to act on a number of leads to bring in those wanted for questioning in relation to this awful incident.

“I am continuing to appeal to Arthur Collins and another man who was seen with him to hand themselves in so that we can talk to them about the incident in the nightclub. I would also urge anyone who knows of his whereabouts to contact police.

“Equally, anyone found harbouring those wanted for questioning by police can expect a knock at the door and could well find themselves under arrest.”

Officers have raided three addresses in Hertfordshire this week and other warrants have been executed in Milton Keynes.

A 33-year-old woman was arrested at one of the addresses yesterday on suspicion of firearms offences. She was taken to a north London police station and has since been bailed.

Anyone who sees Collins, of Hertfordshire, should stay away and call 999 immediately, police say.

Another man is also wanted for questioning. CCTV images showing him are being reviewed by investigators.

Police are also investigating the venue’s security measures and victims have questioned how the substance got inside.

Related articles

Latest Hackney News Stories

20 minutes ago

A whole festival dedicated to the humble sandwich takes place in London Fields next month.

13:42

A man in his 30s is in hospital after being stabbed in Queensbridge Road early this morning.

07:38

Hackney Police need help finding an elderly man missing from Stoke Newington.

Yesterday, 17:41

Bank Holiday plans were ruined for dozens of people in Stamford Hill when both lifts in their 15-storey council block broke – leaving them stuck for two days.

Yesterday, 16:19

Each week, the Gazette takes to the streets to unearth something being manufactured right here in Hackney. This week we speak to Ed Mason from The Five Points Brewing Company, which has collaborated with Field Day to produce a special beer for the Victoria Park festival in June.

Yesterday, 15:36

Diane Abbott has said Theresa May’s “lacklustre” Brexit strategy will help Labour oust the Tories in next month’s General Election.

Yesterday, 15:07

Jeremy Corbyn’s stance on Brexit could cost the Labour party seats in Hackney, according to the Liberal Democrats.

Yesterday, 12:23

A bereaved daughter is desperately trying to trace a stolen iPhone which had “precious” photos of the last holiday she spent with her late mother - which was last traced to Hackney.

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Hackney Half Marathon takes place on April 30, and the Gazette has two pairs of free tickets to give away.