Poor Dan feels forced to withdraw his police statement against thugs Josh and Jacob in Emmerdale next week.
Dan was in the village shop when the gruesome twosome launched a violent attack on Eric Pollard, leaving him hospitalised.
The teenage thugs have been bullying shop owner, David Metcalfe’s son, Jacob, and locked him in a bin before their raid on the shop.
Dan froze as the brats attacked Eric with baseball bats. Since then, Dan has been terrorised by the tearaways, having had his tyres slashed.
He finally finds the strength to make a witness statement to the police, but when the boys are released from custody, they are after revenge.
While the police investigation is pending, they head back into the village, armed with knives.
A worried Dan, scared they’ll come after Amelia and Kerry, withdraws his statement from the police.
But Dan’s nightmare is only just beginning when, next week, Josh’s dead body is found – by Dan, making him a prime suspect.
During the build up to the horrific discovery, Jacob decides to trash Josh and Jamie’s bikes after he’s had enough of their bullying.
The thugs then plan to beat up the teen for his reckless actions, but Dan steps in and takes the blame instead.
Dan tells Josh and Jamie that he’ll pay for the damage, but he actually has other plans…
Could Dan really be capable of murder?