Leanne Battersby (Jane Danson) is to face a fresh ordeal next month when she’s attacked by a former client from her days as a prostitute.
Liz McDonald’s new man Dan Jones (Andrew Paul) will show a sinister side to his personality when Leanne recognises the brewery rep as a kerb crawler. After warning Liz off, Dan will be seen exacting revenge when he holds Leanne and young Simon Barlow hostage in her flat.
Dan Jones, as played by Andrew Paul, former star of The Bill
The shock scenes come during an already traumatic period for Leanne, who is currently grieving for boyfriend Kal, who lost his life during the recent Victoria Court fire, while also dealing with adoptive son Simon’s increasingly volatile behaviour.
“This will be yet another horrific ordeal for Leanne, following Kal’s death. She knows from past experience what Dan is capable of. So when he traps her, she fears the worst. And then when he loses control and starts lashing out, all she cares about is protecting Simon from him,” a source told the Sun.
So will Leanne make it through the experience in one piece? “It has become clear at this point that Dan is a very dangerous man,” added the source.
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