ACID attacker Arthur Collins has been visited in jail by a reality TV star from the same show as his ex-fiancée Ferne McCann.
The Only Way Is Essex’s Nicole Bass, 27, went to Whitemoor prison, Cambs.
Collins, 37, is there serving 20 years for dousing nightclub revellers with corrosive liquid.Our exclusive picture shows Nicole, 27, leaving the prison after her visit on Thursday.
Last night a source told The Sun on Sunday: “Nicole and Arthur have known each other for a long time.
“Before Arthur was convicted they moved in similar circles in Essex. The fact that Nicole has gone all the way to Whitemoor speaks volumes.
“Arthur has a long time left to serve but it is clear he is staying close to his old pals whilst behind bars.”
Former scaffolder Collins was the target of a huge police manhunt in April 2017 after he lobbed acid across a dancefloor at Mangle club, East London. It left 22 clubgoers injured.
Collins was captured and charged after fleeing to Northamptonshire.
Reality star Ferne, 29 — who dumped him immediately — was pregnant with his child at the time. She gave birth to daughter Sunday in November.
Collins has seven years to serve before he can even be considered for parole.
He is understood to have been a support for Nicole after her flat was trashed by burglars who made off in her £31,000 Mercedes in June 2017.
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Nicole, appeared on Towie in 2015 before moving on to Ex on the Beach in 2017.
Last night a spokesman for Nicole admitted she had gone to the prison but insisted she was visiting a relative.
He refused to deny she had seen Collins while there.
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