Hollyoaks spoilers: Mercedes’s killer covers their tracks – new images released

There's blood set to be spilled during tonight's first-look E4 episode as actress Jennifer Metcalfe leaves the soap

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A grisly clean-up is to be carried out on Hollyoaks this evening after Mercedes McQueen (Jennifer Metcalfe) meets her maker.

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As previously reported, Mercedes is to be murdered by a mystery attacker in scenes to be shown during tonight’s first-look E4 episode. And the killer wastes no time in rinsing blood from the floor of the McQueen house and dragging Mercedes’s lifeless body from the scene.

Tonight’s drama unfolds after Mercedes (Jennifer Metcalfe) catches Freddie kissing Lindsey and threatens to reveal all to Joe unless she gets payment.

Viewers will get their last sight of Mercedes when – following a big row with her family at Carmel’s funeral – she arrives home, only to be scared by a sinister visitor arriving at the back door…

With speculation rife that Freddie will face police questioning by Friday to tie in with the show’s 4,000th episode, a spokesperson for the C4 soap said to RadioTimes.com: “There will definitely be someone under investigation by the end of the week and they’ll have a hard task proving their innocence.”

When Jennifer Metcalfe announced her exit on Twitter back in August, she wrote: “Mercedes is leaving the village, she needs to give her high heels a rest – my feet are knackered.”

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But it seems that Mercedes won’t be in need of those high heels any longer when her time in the village comes to an unexpectedly shocking end…