EastEnders’ Phil Mitchell is set to be charged with a murder he didn’t commit.
The Walford hardman finds himself in police custody after his mystery stalker exposes the role he had in Kevin Wicks’ death and officers re-examine other crimes he may have been involved in.
This leads to Phil (Steve McFadden) being accused of killing his former fiancee Stella Crawford, who leapt to her death on their wedding day in 2007 after her abuse of her stepson-to-be Ben Mitchell came to light.
A source told The Sun newspaper: “The police have always been interested in Phil and with his chequered history his many ghosts from his past are coming back to haunt him.
“It’s been a long time since Phil thought about Stella so when the police bring her up he’s not at all happy. He didn’t murder her but it’s not looking good for him.
“On paper Stella was a harmless spinster but, as everyone knows, she was a deranged loony who abused Phil’s son Ben. There’s a lot of trouble ahead for Phil as the cops are desperate to lock him up and throw away the key.”
Viewers have recently seen Phil targeted with a series of cryptic messages highlighting his previous misdeeds, including a photograph of the homeless man the burly mechanic accidentally killed when he torched the car lot in 1993 to get insurance money and a recording of a conversation he had with Kevin before his death.
Several Albert Square residents have come under suspicion, including Janine Molloy (Charlie Brooks) and Jack Branning (Scott Maslen), but bookmakers currently have his son Ben (Joshua Pascoe) as favourite to be revealed as the stalker.