An English reality star is wanted for questioning by police after an acid attack inside a London nightclub that injured two Australian sisters.
London police detectives want to speak with Arthur Collins, 25, and two other men over the incident.
CCTV footage of him from inside the club is being reviewed and police have warned the public not to approach him.
Collins has appeared on the reality show “The Only Way Is Essex” with girlfriend Ferne McCann. The show, commonly known as TOWIE, is the UK’s answer to “The Jersey Shore,” but has grown to become a cultural institution.
On Wednesday, McCann urged Collins to hand himself in to police in a shocking twist to their public relationship. A week earlier, the pair had been pictured in OK magazine, speaking about moving in together and holding a beach wedding.
Police were called to the nightclub in East London’s Dalston neighborhood around 1 a.m. on Easter Monday after complaints about a noxious substance. Twelve people were taken to the hospital with two men transferred to a serious burns unit.
Australian sisters Isobella, 22, and Prue Fraser, 20 were caught up in the attack and received chemical burns after an acidic substance was hurled during a mass brawl at the event.
Isobella said the pair were “in shock” and shared pictures of her burns on social media.
“Apparently some people got it in the eye and can’t see. I just have some burns on my arms and on my back, and my shirt actually that I was wearing … actually stuck to my skin, I had to get it off my skin,” she said.
Prue said it was their first time in East London.
“A split second later I was thrown over this fence and I felt something on my arm, and … it was burning. Someone said acid has been thrown on everyone, everyone was crying, it was just horrific.”
Detective Inspector Lee McCullough said the substance has not yet been identified but is thought to have been acidic.
“We now have 20 people suffering from the effects of an acidic substance being sprayed in a confined space in a busy nightclub. All have burn related injuries,” he said.
“If you were there and saw anyone involved inside or leaving the nightclub, please get in touch.”