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Ferne Mccann’s boyfriend Arthur Collins arrested for acid attack, as reports say she is pregnant

by Sophie Hamilton

TOWIE star Ferne Mccann is reportedly pregnant by her boyfriend Arthur Collins, who was arrested on Saturday for the recent acid attack in a London nightclub where two people were blinded. According to The Sun, Ferne told friends before the attack that she is expecting Collins’ child. The paper reports that friends revealed the TV star is under a huge amount of stress and is determined to make the best life for her child. HELLO! has contacted a rep for comment.

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TOWIE star Ferne Mccann with boyfriend Arthur Collins, who has been arrested for the London acid attack

The Metropolitan Police released a statement on the arrest which read: “Arthur Collins, 25, was arrested at an address in Rushden, Northamptonshire on Saturday night, 22 April. Officers from the Met's Specialist Crime & Operations and Hackney Borough, with the assistance of armed officers from the East Midlands Operational Support Service and Northamptonshire Police. Collins has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. He will be taken into custody at a London police station in due course.”

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The incident at the London club left 20 people injured. Acid was sprayed during an argument at Mangle nightclub in Dalston, east London, in the early hours of Monday morning. One of the victims included a 22-year-old woman who has been left blind in one eye. Ferne also issued her own public plea for scaffolder Arthur, 25, to turn himself in. Her spokesperson confirmed that Ferne, 26, was not at the nightclub with Arthur on Sunday night and "has no direct knowledge of the events that unfolded". Ferne seems to have signalled that she is no longer in a relationship with her on/off boyfriend, as she has deleted all traces of him on her Instagram account.

Shortly after the attack the following statement was released by police, who were searching for Collins: "I would urge anyone who knows of his whereabouts to contact police. 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."