Police are hunting a man in relation to an acid attack at an east London nightclub.

Twenty clubbers suffered burns when a noxious substance was sprayed inside Hackney venue Mangle E8 in the early hours of Monday, April 17.

Police want to speak to Arthur Collins, 25, from Hertfordshire, about the incident. They have warned members of the public not to approach him and to call 999 immediately if he is spotted.

Two men were seriously injured in the attack and have since been transferred to a specialist burns hospital where they remain in a serious but stable condition.

Officers believe a dispute between two groups of people developed inside the venue, resulting in a noxious substance being sprayed at the two victims.

Other people in the venue suffered the effects of the substance as a result.  

Two other men are also wanted for questioning in connection with the incident.

Collins is the boyfriend of former The Only Way is Essex star Ferne McCann. The two appeared on the front cover of this week’s OK magazine talking about their future.