Arthur Collins guilty over Dalston nightclub acid attack


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Image caption Arthur Collins had denied knowing the substance he threw was acid

A man has been found guilty of carrying out an acid attack in a packed London club which left several people injured.

Arthur Collins, the ex-boyfriend of reality TV star Ferne McCann, threw the corrosive substance at revellers in Mangle E8 in Dalston on 17 April.

The 25-year-old admitted throwing the liquid but had claimed he believed it was a date rape drug.

He was convicted at Wood Green Crown Court. Andre Phoenix, who was accused of helping him, was found not guilty.

How a night out ended in scars for life

More than a dozen people suffered burns when Collins sprayed acid over revellers in the busy east London venue at about 01:00 BST.

View the original article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-41973161

CCTV shown in court showed clubbers clutching their faces and running off the dancefloor as they were hit with the liquid.

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