WOMEN scarred in the acid attack last night called for Arthur Collins to be given a life sentence.

WOMEN scarred in the acid attack last night called for Arthur Collins to be given a life sentence.

'HE MUST PAY' Arthur Collins’ scarred victims tell of horror nightclub acid attack and that they want a tougher sentence. Phoebe Georgiou said: '

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‘HE MUST PAY’ Arthur Collins’ scarred victims tell of horror nightclub acid attack and that they want a tougher sentence.
UK Night club Acid Attack

Phoebe Georgiou said: ‘Victims have to live with those scars for life. I think you pay the price with your life in prison’

Phoebe Georgiou, 23, and Lauren Trent, 22, said his punishment should reflect the severe physical and mental trauma they both suffered.

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Phoebe said: “Victims have to live with those scars for life. When you throw acid, you’re intending to impact someone for the rest of their life.

“So I think you pay the price with your life in prison.
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“People who carry out these disgusting attacks need to get much harsher sentences.”

Both Phoebe and Lauren were celebrating their birthdays when Collins struck on the dance floor at the Mangle nightclub in Dalston, East London, in April.

Fashion student Phoebe said: “I looked up and I could literally see thick liquid just flying through the air and it was steaming.

“I thought ‘What is this? Is this a terrorist attack? What’s happening?’
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“It was toxic. I couldn’t breathe, it was choking my airways and I looked down and my top was sizzling through to my skin.

“I felt liquid drench my entire chest and arm and it burnt through my chest. It started eating my skin.”

Phoebe told how she desperately doused herself in water to try and stop the agonising pain.

She added: “I poured it over my chest and my arm because my skin was eating itself.The pain was indescribable really.”

And her ordeal did not end there – after arriving at an East London hospital she was transferred to a specialist burns unit in Chelmsford, Essex.

At 7am, Phoebe was confined to a freezing cold shower in an effort to contain the burns.

She recalled: “I saw my reflection in the shower hold, which was so shocking because my whole chest looked like it had been ripped apart and I could see the inside of my chest and my arm.

“They had to scrape all the broken bits and wash me with a disinfectant. It was probably the worst moment of my life.

Phoebe still has nightmares and is scared to leave her family home in North London. She finds it difficult to deal with being in crowded places.

She said: “It’s not just physically scarring. It’s mentally which is the hardest. Now I have a life sentence to deal with, with scars and mental injuries.
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“I have to see a therapist about twice a week because I’m dealing with such bad anxiety and panic attacks.”

Phoebe suffered first degree burns to her legs, feet, chest and neck.

Lauren, from Bournemouth, recalled the acid hitting her chest and arm. She said: “I grabbed my neck and skin was coming away in my hands.”

They were among more than 20 victims including estate agent Sophie Hall and Aussie sisters Isobella and Prue Fraser.

Sophie, of Poole, Dorset said at the time: “My face is ruined.” Prue, 21, said: “It was almost like a bomb had gone off. I was in so much pain.”
Australian sisters Prue and Isobella acid attack

Isobella, 22, said: “My whole dress was wet and I could smell gas, it was making me cough.

“I thought someone had scratched my back but when I looked at my dress it was melted to my back.”

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