Acid attack suspect arrested in Rushden

A man who police have been trying to track down for almost a week has been arrested in Rushden.

Sunday, 23rd April 2017, 4:00 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:56 pm
Arthur Collins.

Arthur Collins, 25, was wanted by the Metropolitan Police in connection with an incident in a London nightclub.

The investigation began after police were called to the nightclub on Sidworth Street in Dalston, at 1.10am on Monday, April 17, after a noxious substance was sprayed.

Last night (Saturday) Collins was arrested in Rushden 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 (EMOpSS) and Northamptonshire Police.

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Collins, the boyfriend of reality TV star Ferne McCann, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and was taken into custody.

A number of people suffered burns during the alleged attack with two blinded in one eye.