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Ferne McCann pictured taking daughter to see her ex Arthur Collins in jail

Ferne McCann was pictured for the first time taking her baby to visit her acid attacker ex Arthur Collins in prison.  

The TV star made the 440 mile round-trip from Essex to the maximum security jail where Collins is serving a 20-year sentence for a vicious acid attack at a nightclub.

Former TOWIE star Ferne, 27, was seen cradling the convict’s baby in a blanket as she left Sutton Jail, near York, where her former flame is imprisoned on Friday.

Pictured: Ferne McCann was spotted for the first time taking her baby to visit her acid attacker ex Arthur Collins in prison after making an eight-hour trip from Essex on Friday

The Only Way Is Essex star and her five-month-old baby were forced to make the eight-hour journey after her jailbird ex asserted his legal right to see his daughter.

Ferne had previously visited Collins at Belmarsh Prison, South-East London when Sunday was two weeks old, telling him he would never see either of them again.

But it was claimed her ex took legal action to get access to Sunday. 

A source told The Mirror: ‘Ferne sought legal and professional advice, and it was a difficult decision she had to make. 

 Spotted: The TV star made the 440 mile round-trip from Essex to the maximum security jail where Collins is serving a 20-year sentence for a vicious acid attack at a nightclub

 Spotted: The TV star made the 440 mile round-trip from Essex to the maximum security jail where Collins is serving a 20-year sentence for a vicious acid attack at a nightclub

‘It has been a bitter pill for her to swallow. But she knows this is what her life will be like now, whether she likes it or not.’ 

MailOnline has previously contacted Ferne’s representative for comment. 

Collins, 25, was convicted of GBH and ABH against 14 people after he sprayed party-goers with acid following an argument at the Mangle E8 nightclub in east London during the Easter weekend last April.

Revealed: Former TOWIE star Ferne, 27, was seen cradling the convict's baby in a blanket as she left Sutton Jail, near York, where her former flame is imprisoned on Friday

Revealed: Former TOWIE star Ferne, 27, was seen cradling the convict’s baby in a blanket as she left Sutton Jail, near York, where her former flame is imprisoned on Friday

Explained: Ferne had previously visited Collins at Belmarsh Prison, South-East London when Sunday was two weeks old, telling him he would never see either of them again

Explained: Ferne had previously visited Collins at Belmarsh Prison, South-East London when Sunday was two weeks old, telling him he would never see either of them again

The attack left 22 clubbers hospitalised and scarred for life, with most requiring skin grafts and one recalling the moment she felt her skin ‘come off’ in court.  

Ferne has since embraced life as a single mother.

Speaking to Fabulous last year, she admitted the situation surrounding her pregnancy had been ‘completely out of her control’ – and that she is already concerned about how she will tell her little girl of the attack in the future.

Looking back at the horrific incident, she said: ‘It’s been the most difficult chapter of my life to date and the hardest thing I hope I’ll ever have to face.

‘It was all completely out of my control. The only thing I can control now is how I raise my daughter.’ 

While Ferne has remained silent about her relationship with Arthur, it was recently claimed she finally feels ready to talk about her devastation in the second series of her reality show, First Time Mum.

Jailed: The Mirror reports the former TOWIE star, 27, made the 440 mile round-trip with her five-month-old baby from Essex to maximum security prison Full Sutton, in York, where Collins (above)  is serving a 20 year sentence for throwing acid at nightclubbers

Jailed: The Mirror reports the former TOWIE star, 27, made the 440 mile round-trip with her five-month-old baby from Essex to maximum security prison Full Sutton, in York, where Collins (above)  is serving a 20 year sentence for throwing acid at nightclubbers

 



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