AN INNOCENT clubber left with scars all over her body after Arthur Collins squirted acid in a London nightclub has spoken about her harrowing ordeal.
Here’s everything we know about Lauren Trent’s experience after she was scarred for life in the appalling attack.
Who is Lauren Trent?
Lauren Trent, was celebrating her 22nd birthday at Mangle E8 in Dalston, when Ferne McCann’s ex-boyfriend left dozens of party-goers crying in agony due to the burning pain from the toxic substance.
Lauren remembers walking upstairs to go to the bathroom after her neck was doused in acid.
Suddenly her best friend Sophie Hall started to scream in pain.
She told Sky News: “Upstairs… it was literally like a war zone.
“The boys who’d they’d obviously thrown [the acid at] had their heads in the sink.
“My best friend turned around hysterically like, ‘what’s on my face?’
“I’m there with minimal wounds, just with a really blistered neck, and I’d actually ripped the blisters off, because it was stinging and I wanted it to stop.”
Ms Trent told jurors at Wood Green Crown Court: “I bent down to get my bag it was like when you open a can of coke, you hear this sissing, hissing sound, a sound like an aerosol.
“The liquid touched my neck and it instantly started burning my skin and my skin was coming off in my hands.
“I knew it was acid, I have been to clubs before where there was pepper spray, nothing blisters that quickly other than acid.”
Ms Trent told the court she was taken private room with other victims but it was more than an hour before paramedics arrived.
Ms Trent described the club’s security as “appalling” and said staff “didn’t have a clue”.
She suffered third degree burns to her neck, stomach, hands, chest, legs and foot.
And she was off work for two weeks.
What was the verdict in the Athur Collins trial?
Collins – who is the father of Ferne’s newborn girl – was found guilty of carrying out the acid attack on April 17 following a trial.
The 25-year-old claimed he didn’t know it was acid.
Instead he claimed he thought it was a date rape drug that he snatched from two men after “overhearing them planning to spike a girl’s drink”.
He had been out celebrating the news of his then-girlfriend Ms McCann’s pregnancy when he carried out the attack.
Collins was convicted of five counts of grievous bodily harm with intent, and nine counts of actual bodily harm against 14 people.
CCTV footage played in court showed Collins throwing a substance into the face of another man before scattering it over others.
Speaking on Facebook after the verdict, Lauren said: “This doesn’t change what has happened but it does set the standards that those who use acid as a weapon will not get away with it.
“The saying is true though what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.”
Lauren is due to appear on ITV This Morning on Tuesday November 14.
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