Ross Barton (Michael Parr) is to be left shocked and heartbroken by girlfriend Donna's (Verity Rushworth) death and will take his anger out on Aaron Livesy (Danny Miller).
The pair will come to blows in the Woolpack during scenes to be shown next week, with Ross under the impression that Aaron is to blame for Donna's demise.
"Ross finds out that Aaron is in the village and he knows where to find him," says Michael Parr. "So he goes round to the pub immediately and it isn't long before all hell breaks loose and they're swinging for each other."
With Ross having lost the love of his life, it seems that he's hell bent on a path towards self destruction. "He’s all over the place. This is probably the worst thing to have ever happened to Ross," the actor continues. "He’s starting to lose control and he’s very emotional and unstable. He’s pointing the finger and blaming other people, but not taking any of the responsibility himself. He’s a bit of a loose cannon."
But help looks set to come from an unlikely source: "Debbie Dingle is an absolute diamond, especially when you consider the nasty things that Ross has done to her in the past. But she's a very good friend and the only one who really helps him."