'EastEnders' character to be stabbed in gang plot

Published Mar 19 2013, 00:02 GMT  |  By

EastEnders' gang storyline takes a dark turn next week as Liam Butcher is stabbed.

Liam (James Forde) continues to go off the rails over the next fortnight, but he soon finds himself out of his depth and facing terrible danger when his new 'friends' turn against him.

James Forde as Liam Butcher in EastEnders

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James Forde



Next week's episodes see Liam show his loyalty to the thugs by doing a disappearing act from Albert Square for days, preferring to spend all of his time with the gang.

However, when Liam's mum Bianca (Patsy Palmer) finds out where ringleader Kane lives, she reports him to the police. This leads to the arrest of the entire group, including Liam, following their recent criminal activity.

Confident that he can handle this, Liam refuses to help the authorities with their enquiries and it's not long before everyone is released again.

Liam refuses to say anything to the police.

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Liam refuses to say anything to the police.



When Liam heads off to see Kane, he makes it clear that he didn't grass anyone up - but the dangerous character is out for his blood after Bianca's stunt.

A concerned Bianca arrives on the estate just in time to see one of the gang charging at Liam and knocking him to the ground on Kane's instructions. As they all flee, Bianca runs over to Liam and he realises that he has been attacked with a knife.

Liam is rushed to hospital and once he's had emergency surgery, Bianca gets tough with her son - pointing out that he wanted to be grown up, and therefore he needs to sort this mess out himself. Will Liam decide to be honest with the police, or will he continue keeping quiet?

EastEnders airs these scenes on Friday, March 29 at 8pm on BBC One.

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