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BIRTH­DAY girl Lau­ren Trent told a court how her skin started com­ing off in her hands af­ter she was al­legedly sprayed with acid by the ex-boyfriend of Towie star Ferne McCann.

Lau­ren said her neck be­gan blis­ter­ing af­ter Arthur Collins, 25, hurled a liq­uid across a crowded dance floor.

De­scrib­ing the al­leged at­tack she said: “It was like when you open a can of Coke.

“There was this hiss­ing sound like an aerosol. It touched my neck and my skin was com­ing off in my hands.”

Ju­rors also heard from Phoebe Ge­or­giou, who was taken to a spe­cial­ist burns unit.

She said she suf­fered from “burn­ing” skin, and wept as she gave ev­i­dence.

Collins, of Brox­bourne, Herts, ad­mits throw­ing the liq­uid in Man­gle nightspot but claims he didn’t know it was acid.

He and pal An­dre Phoenix, 21, of Tot­ten­ham, north Lon­don, deny five counts of caus­ing GBH with in­tent, and 11 counts of as­sault caus­ing ac­tual bod­ily harm in Hack­ney, east Lon­don, last Easter.

The trial con­tin­ues at Wood Green Crown Court. OF­FICE “pre­sen­teeism” is lead­ing to staff spend­ing two weeks a year at work while un­well, ac­cord­ing to Not­ting­ham Busi­ness School.

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