FERNE FLEES Ferne McCann spotted at airport fleeing the country as cops continue to hunt boyfriend Arthur Collins over horrific nightclub acid attack
FERNE McCann has been spotted at an airport fleeing the country days after her boyfriend was allegedly involved in a horrific club acid attack.
A fan claims the former Towie star was waiting at a check-in desk at an airport on Friday.
Ferne appeared to be trying to keep a low profile and had a baseball cap pulled low over her eyes.
She seen by a fan queuing at a check-in desk at the airport and appeared to be standing by herself, The Sun.
Ferne kept her head down and stared intently at her phone as she waited to reach the front of the line.
It’s the first time the 26-year-old has been seen in public since the police confirmed they were looking to speak to boyfriend Arthur Collins, 25, regarding the incident at Mangle nightclub in East London.
The acid attack in Dalston on Easter Monday has left two individuals blind in one eye and injured 20 revellers.
Collins was said to have been at the club where 20 victims were doused with a corrosive substance.
News he is wanted in connection with the attack came on the same day Ferne revealed the pair planned to tie the knot – and defended his controversial past.
A spokeswoman for Ferne said: “Ferne is aware the police wish to speak to Arthur Collins and the nature of the accusations against him. 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.
“She wants to know the truth and urges Arthur to co-operate fully with the police and attend a police station immediately. ”
Cops today arrested a 21-year-old man on suspicion of GBH. He was this afternoon being held in custody at a North London police station.
Officers confirmed they are still trying to trace two other men over the nightclub attack – including Collins.
Earlier this week police executed an arrest warrant at the suspect’s £1million home where a 54-year-old man and 52-year-old woman were held over the discovery of illegal firearms and a cannabis farm.
Yesterday Scotland Yard said a third suspect had been arrested as they carried out three raids linked to the inquiry.
A woman aged 33 was held on suspicion of firearms offences and taken for questioning.
Clubbers dancing moments before ‘acid attack’ in East London nightclub
The force said Collins should not be approached by members of the public and if anyone sees him they should call 999 immediately.
Detective Inspector Lee McCullough said: “I am continuing to appeal to Arthur Collins to hand himself in so that we can talk to him about the incident in the nightclub.