Ferne McCann's boyfriend arrested

Ferne McCann's boyfriend Arthur Collins has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after being traced to a house in Northamptonshire

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Ferne McCann

Ferne McCann's boyfriend has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Arthur Collins, 25, was picked up by police at a house in Rushden, Northamptonshire, on Saturday (22.04.17) in connection with an acid attack in east London nightclub Mangle on April 17, which saw around 20 clubbers suffer burns after being doused with a corrosive substance.

Metropolitan Police said in a statement: "Arthur Collins, 25, was arrested at an address in Rushden, Northamptonshire, on Saturday night, 22 April by 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."

Arthur's arrest came after another man, Andre Phoenix, 21, was charged with seven counts of grievous bodily harm in connection with the incident on Saturday and will appear at Thames Magistrates Court on Monday (24.04.17).

Another man who was arrested on Friday (21.04.17) over the attack has since been released.

Ferne was not at the club with Arthur and has since removed him from her social media accounts, but did make a public appeal for him to meet with police.

A spokesperson for the former 'Only Way is Essex' star - who is rumoured to be pregnant - said recently: "Ferne is aware that the police wish to speak to Arthur Collins and the nature of the accusations against him.

"Obviously these are highly shocking and Ferne has co-operated with the police in their inquiries. She was not with Arthur on Sunday night, was not at Mangle, and has no direct knowledge of the events that unfolded."

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