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Arthur Collins and Andre Phoenix set to go on trial over acid attack at Mangle E8, London Fields

PUBLISHED: 10:10 09 October 2017 | UPDATED: 10:16 09 October 2017

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

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

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The ex-boyfriend of a Towie star will today go on trial over an acid attack in a London Fields nightclub that left two people partially blind.

Arthur Collins. Picture: Met PoliceArthur Collins. Picture: Met Police

Arthur Collins, 24, was charged alongside Andre Phoenix, 21, after clubbers were doused with a corrosive substance at Mangle E8 on April 17.

Collins is the ex-boyfriend of Ferne McCann from The Only Way Is Essex and the father of her unborn child.

As well as two people who were left blind in one eye, a number of other partygoers were injured in the incident.

The trial at Wood Green Crown Court is set to last two weeks.

Collins, of Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, denies 14 counts of grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent against four men and 10 women, and one count of throwing an acidic liquid with intent to cause GBH to multiple people.

Phoenix, of Clyde Road, Tottenham, denies seven counts of throwing a corrosive fluid with intent to cause GBH to three men and four women.


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