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Ferne McCann’s ex Arthur Collins given longer jail sentence for smuggling phone into jail

He'd already been jailed for 20 years

Ferne McCann’s ex-partner Arthur Collins was jailed for 20 years in December, after throwing acid at nightclub attendees in April.

Some of the victims were given life-changing injuries, and Ferne vowed to raise their daughter alone.

Arthur has just had a further eight months added to his sentence, for using a smuggled mobile phone while in prison.

He’d hidden the phone – as well as two SIM cards and two memory sticks – inside a crutch when he was on remand in September.

Arthur had been attempting to contact Ferne McCann from prison (Credit: ITV)

And he admitted on Boxing Day to hiding the phones in prison to talk to Ferne.

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Arthur, who appeared at Woolwich Crown Court by video link from the high-security Belmarsh Prison, reportedly showed no emotion at his extra sentence.

At the sentencing, Judge Nicholas Heathcote Williams said: “The presence of a mobile phone or component part such as a Sim card has many implications, not only for the prison establishment, but also the wider environment.

“It provides a prisoner or prisoners with an opportunity to communicate they would otherwise not have.”

Ferne and Arthur share baby Sunday (Credit: Instagram)

Arthur had spent several months on crutches after breaking both ankles jumping from a window while trying to evade arrest after his crime in April.

He injured 22 people by throwing acid across a nightclub in east London.

Ferne gave birth to daughter Sunday in November, just weeks before Arthur was found guilty of the attack.

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Ferne has vowed to raise Sunday alone (Credit: Instagram)

In her ITVBE documentary aired before Christmas, she talked about the turmoil of her pregnancy.

She said: “You find out you are pregnant, you are so excited but then your whole life is turned upside down. It was absolute hell and it is hell.

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“People have their opinion and you are scrutinised for different decisions you make. It is really difficult.

“I feel like I’m in a situation where I’m damned if I do and damned if I don’t, whatever I do, whatever move I make people are going to have an opinion.”

She added: “There is not a day goes by that I haven’t cried. It’s for so many reasons, it’s because I’m scared, I feel lonely, I feel [bleep], I feel sad.”

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