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Here on BBC One, it's time
for the news where you are.
Welcome to BBC London News
with me, Chris Rogers.
The former boyfriend of the reality
TV star Ferne McCann has been found
guilty of carrying out an acid
attack in a nightclub
in East London.
Arthur Collins was convicted of five
counts of grievous bodily harm
and nine of actual bodily harm
against 14 people.
And a warning - some
of you may find details
in Alpa Patel's report distressing.
It was the moment that left
people having a good night
out burned and scarred.
Here, Arthur Collins,
can be seen throwing acid.
He had gone to the Mangle E8
nightclub last April to celebrate
his girlfriend's pregnancy.
At the time, he was dating reality
TV star Ferne McCann.
She gave birth to their daughter
a few weeks ago, but the couple
are no longer together.
In court, Arthur Collins
admitted throwing liquid,
but he says he thought
it was a date-rape drug.
But the court saw a text
to his sister a week before
the attack warning his mum
that he had had acid in his car.
These are some of the injuries.
22 people were hurt.
16 of them suffered serious burns.
Including Lauren Trent,
who was celebrating her birthday.
I remember just hearing
the sound, you know
when you open a Coke bottle?
Just like the hissing sound.
And I can just remember steam
coming off the floor,
and then my friend just grabbing me.
And I just remember looking up
as quick as I could.
Because the sound just
shocked me and I was like,
what the hell is that?
It was like someone had let off
like a gas bomb or something
because of the steam.
I touched my neck and skin was just
coming off in my hands.
It blistered straightaway.
And this all happened in the space
of about 40 seconds.
The injuries caused by the acid have
had lifelong effects
on some of the victims.
Phoebe Georgiou's injuries
were so bad, she didn't
want to appear on camera.
Every time they had to change
the bandages, they had to scrape off
all the skin that had been damaged
and that was just so painful.
And every time that happened,
I had to be on morphine
and more drugs for the pain.
It was just the hardest thing I've
ever had to deal with.
And when I had to get my bandage
changed all the time,
I thought I didn't even
want to live,
I couldn't deal with it.
The victims say they live
with the actions of
Arthur Collins every day.
Mentally, it's just,
I've been suffering from sleep
anxiety, panic attacks.
I can't go into busy spaces.
It's completely put a stop
on my life for seven months.
I don't think there's
a word to describe him.
I wouldn't describe
him as a normal...
You know, no normal human
being doessomething like that.
Arthur Collins will be sentenced.
Well, Alpa is with me now.
Alpa, the backdrop to this case,
of course, is the rise
in acid attacks recently.
That is absolutely right, acid
attacks in London have doubled in
the past four years and that is
causing serious alarm. The victims
we have spoken to in that report say
that they want to see tougher
sentencing for perpetrators. They
also want top restrictions on the
sale of these substances because at
the moment, anyone can walk onto the
High Street and they can buy these
acids. The Government is looking at
this, the Home Secretary has said
she wants to see repeat offenders
automatically jailed if they are
caught in possession of acid. She
also wants to see the banning of
these substances for sale to under
18 is. Some say this is not good
enough. As far as Arthur Collins is
concerned, the judge has told him he
can expect a substantial sentence.
Homeowners in tower blocks
in Wandsworth are facing a bill
of up to £4,000 to pay
for sprinklers being fitted
to prevent a repeat
of the Grenfell tragedy.
The leaseholders say there is no
need for the additional
safety measures and,
if the authorities want
them, they should pay.
Victoria Hollins reports.
Joe Cairns has lived in his flat
on the Alton Estate in Roehampton
for nearly 30 years.
He's been told he'll have to pay out
up to £4,000 to cover the cost
of fitting sprinklers to his tower
block, to make it safer
following the Grenfell tragedy.
Yeah, I don't think there's enough
evidence to justify it.
They don't share some
of the features of Grenfell,
such as the external cladding.
These are all solid
concrete on the outside.
It needs further consideration.
Wandsworth Council wants to fit
sprinklers in all its blocks
of at least ten stories.
of at least ten storeys.
Residents who rent from the council
won't be liable to pay,
but those who own their own
homes will have to.
It's around 2,000 leaseholders.
We have taken legal advice,
which confirms leaseholders
have a duty to pay towards it.
You think this will
save lives, then?
I mean, there's absolutely every
evidence to say that
houses with sprinklers
do not result in fatalities.
Leaseholders will have up to four
years to pay their share
of the £30 million cost
of fitting the sprinklers.
Wandsworth Council is still
discussing with the Government
whether it will help pay.
Victoria Hollins, BBC London News.
Around 600,000 EU citizens work
in London, and many feel uncertain
about what will happen
to them after Brexit.
So what is the situation now?
Well, the Government is offering
migrants who've been living
here for at least five years settled
status after Brexit.
They'd have to apply for it,
but it would essentially give them
indefinite leave to remain,
and they'd be entitled to public
services and benefits.
They would also have the right
to appeal to the UK courts
if their application was rejected.
But campaigners say it leaves them
without any protection if there's no
deal on Brexit with the EU -
and, today, a group of them set off
to Brussels to appeal for help.
Our reporter, Katharine
Carpenter, joined them.
An early Eurostar to Brussels.
A journey becoming all too
familiar for members
of the 3 million campaign group.
Between them, they have lived
in London for nearly 60 years.
They don't want the settled status
the Government is offering
and presenting their alternative
to the EU's negotiators today.
We are hoping this is a solution
that can actually be
accepted by both parties.
Arriving in Brussels,
there's a sense of urgency
to changing the UK's position.
It's a move away from rights that
people have established,
rights that people have
enjoyed for many years,
and converting those
into a form of immigration status.
Academically, that sounds abstract
and odd, but the consequences
are seismic for people.
They will go, in some instances,
from living a normal life, enjoying
the rights they have,
to being illegal in the UK.
Just last week, the Government tried
to offer reassurance, saying
applications for set of status would
not be turned down on minor
technicalities and there will be an
appeals process and safeguarding the
rights of citizens is its top
priority. But no negotiators will
return here in the next few weeks
and the fear amongst these
campaigners is there is so much
pressure to make progress that the
details, the nitty-gritty about
their future will either be glossed
over and dealt with at some point in
the future, or rushed through.
Back-up has arrived from Germany,
France and Spain. London is now
living in mainland Europe who are
equally worried about their futures.
My name is Jane Goldings, I am a
lawyer and I live in Germany but I
am originally from Kingston.
are your main concerns?
As a working
person, keeping my rights of free
movement to work across the EU, I
have worked in four different
countries as a lawyer and I want to
be able to keep those rights.
have been here many times before and
we are hoping they will listen now
because it is crunch time in the
We really need to be heard. Finally,
it is time for the meeting. It is
with the Deputy of Michel Barnier.
We film a hello but she does not
They had been inside well over an
hour and this is the list of things
they have to discuss. They will be
asking for consideration of a
special EU UK treaty giving them the
same rights they have now with
access to a much simpler
Meeting over, did she listen?
good to keep going at it and I think
we agreed, they agree with us that
we are not within touching distance
of an agreement on citizens' rights.
The UK Government has just told us
again today when we rang for a
statement they think they are.
is not the view here and it is not
our view either.
Mixed messages from
the two sides, but there is hope
here that they have at least been
That's it for now from me,
but let's find out what the weathers
up to with Chris Fawkes.
We had a chilly day today, but we
saw some sunshine. Over the next few
days, the weather is going to turn
cloudy. There could be foreground,
particularly Wednesday morning, and
it gets milder because the women's,
in a south-westerly direction.
Temperatures down at 2 degrees in
the countryside so it is a chilly
night. Beginning cloud should lift
the temperatures towards the end of
the night. Tomorrow, quite a grey
and cloudy day. The cloud is big
enough for occasional light rain or
drizzle. It will not be raining all
day but some dampness around from
time to time. Temperatures a little
higher than those of today, up to 10
Celsius, but in the Wednesday
morning, there is the potential of
seeing some fog. If we do get fog,
it might be dense and it could
linger for most of the morning so
there is the potential for
disruption to transport. Into
afternoon, most areas written up. It
will brighten, temperatures 11-13 so
things getting milder. Thursday,
also my old. Another great and drop
cloudy day. 11-13d and occasional
brighter spells. We should see
better breaks on the cloud on Friday
as the winds sweep round two in
northerly direction, at temperatures
as the sunshine comes out, 9-10d the
top temperature. Some sunshine
around on Saturday and Sunday
turning cloudy with the threat of