We’ll sue club for Collins acid at­tack agony

Dev­as­tated pals claim they were failed by se­cu­rity at venue where thug burnt them

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VIC­TIMS of an acid at­tack plan to sue the night­club where it hap­pened.

Around 20 peo­ple re­ported in­juries af­ter scum­bag Arthur Collins – the for­mer boyfriend of re­al­ity TV star Ferne Mc­Cann sprayed it across the dance­floor.

Sev­eral are tak­ing le­gal ac­tion against Man­gle E8.

One vic­tim al­leges the Lon­don club and its staff did not know how to deal with such at­tacks. Lau­ren Trent, 22, said: “I had to grab the bouncer and show him my bub­bling neck be­fore he’d be­lieve some­thing had gone on. Then no one knew what to do.”

Pal So­phie Hall, 21, suf­fered burns to her face, neck and arms. In tears, she told Good Morn­ing Bri­tain yes­ter­day: “We’re still get­ting over it.” So­lic­i­tor Aye­sha Nay­yar, rep­re­sent­ing two vic­tims, blasted the club.

She said: “Checks on en­try were grossly in­ad­e­quate. A bot­tle of acid should never have made it into the club.”

Collins, 25, was con­victed on Mon­day over the Easter at­tack and will be sen­tenced next month. Po­lice have worked with Man­gle E8 to tighten se­cu­rity. The club, in Hack­ney, said: “We’re sat­is­fied that se­cu­rity ar­range­ments were more than ad­e­quate.”

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