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Ferne McCann urges boyfriend to cooperate with police acid attack investigation

Ferne McCann's boyfriend is wanted by police to be questioned over the acid attack in a London nightclub over the weekend (15-16Apr17).

Ferne McCann has urged boyfriend Arthur Collins to turn himself in to the police, after they asked to speak to him in relation to a nightclub acid attack.

The former star of The Only Way Is Essex has been dating 25-year-old Arthur for the past couple of months, with the pair opening up about their desire to tie the knot in an interview with OK! magazine just this week.

But after Metropolitan Police Officers raided Arthur's Hertfordshire home on Tuesday (18Apr17), following the acid attack in east London nightspot Mangle over the weekend, Ferne released a statement via her spokesperson telling Arthur to come forward and cooperate with the police line of questioning.

"Ferne is aware that the police wish to speak to Arthur Collins and the nature of the accusations against him," the representative said. "Obviously these are highly shocking and Ferne has co-operated with the police in their inquiries.

"She was not with Arthur on Sunday night; was not at Mangle; and has no direct knowledge of the events that unfolded. As much as anybody she wants to know the truth and urges Arthur to co-operate fully with the police and attend a police station immediately."

According to reports, a cannabis farm and illegal firearms were found at Arthur's home, with a 54-year-old man and a 52-year-old woman arrested at the address on suspicion of cultivating cannabis. Arthur is not believed to have been at home at the time of the raid.

A Hertfordshire police spokesman said: "Police conducting an arrest warrant at an address on White Stubbs Lane, Broxbourne, at 19.50pm on Monday April 17, discovered cannabis plants and cultivation equipment."

It is unclear how these discoveries relate to the acid attack in Mangle, which left 16 people injured.

Ferne and Arthur first dated last year, before splitting following a trip to Ibiza in the summer. They got back together earlier this year, after Ferne's unsuccessful appearance on ITV2's Celebs Go Dating, and the reality star said she was planning to move in with her beau during her OK! magazine interview.

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