We’ll sue club for Collins acid at­tack agony

Vic­tims blast venue’s han­dling of or­deal

Daily Mirror - - ALISON PHILLIPS - BY BEN ROSS­ING­TON ben.ross­ing­ton@mir­ror.co.uk

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

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