We’ll sue club for Collins acid attack agony
Victims blast venue’s handling of ordeal
VICTIMS of the Arthur Collins acid attack plan to sue the nightclub that let the liquid through its doors.
Around 20 people reported injuries after he sprayed it across the dance floor.
Several are taking legal action against Mangle E8. One victim alleged it did not know how to deal with such attacks.
Sophie Hall, 21, who suffered facial burns, yesterday told Good Morning Britain: “It was so traumatic, we’re still getting over it.” Pal Lauren Trent, 22, said: “I had to grab the bouncer and show him my bubbling neck before he’d believe me something had gone on. And then no one knew what to do.”
Ayesha Nayyar, solicitor for two victims, called the club’s entry checks “grossly inadequate”. She said: “A bottle of acid should never have INJURY Lauren yesterday made it in.” Police have worked with the club in Hackney, East London, to tighten up security since the Easter attack. Mangle E8 said: “We’re satisfied, as are police, that security arrangements were more than adequate. CCTV footage demonstrates this. Along with the industry, it is important that we learn from experience.” Collins, 25, of Broxbourne, Herts, awaits sentencing.
THUG Collins, & Sophie Hall after attack
BURNS HORROR Distraught Sophie on TV yesterday