The ex-boyfriend of reality TV-star Ferne McCann has been jailed for 20 years for spraying acid over a packed nightclub, leaving 14 revellers with chemical burns.

Arthur Collins, the father of Ms McCann’s baby daughter Sunday, hurled the substance over a crowd at the Mangle E8 in Dalston, east London, on April 17.

The 25-year-old, of Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, was convicted at Wood Green Crown Court after a trial of five counts of grievous bodily harm with intent and nine counts of actual bodily harm in November.

Sentencing him to 20 years in prison, plus a five year extended licence, on Tuesday, Judge Noel Lucas described it as “a deliberate and calculated attack”.