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EastEnders shock as Mick Carter faces years in prison after Stuart Highway shooting

Mick was set up by Stuart in his sick revenge plan but it's gone further than anyone imagined

EastEnders fans have been left shocked after Mick Carter was told he could be in prison for years.

The Queen Vic landlord is currently locked up on suspicion of shooting Stuart Highway.

EastEnders shock as Mick Carter faces years in prison after Stuart Highway shooting
Ritchie returned to try to save Mick from a life in prison (Credit: BBC)

Viewers are still in the dark about exactly who shot Stuart, with most people thinking he did it himself.

Unfortunately Mick’s wife Linda got rid of the gun and destroyed any hopes of proving that.

And with Stuart’s daughter Zara backing her dad and giving him an alibi for his crimes against the Carters, Mick is suffering the consequences.

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In Friday night’s episode Mick’s appointed lawyer was too green to be considered a serious choice.

Mick’s mother Shirley called on the legal talents of Ritchie Scott in an effort to try and get Mick out of prison.

But even the law supremo’s £300-per-hour services couldn’t work miracles.

EastEnders shock as Mick Carter faces years in prison after Stuart Highway shooting
Linda is terrified that she’s sealed Mick’s fate by getting rid of the gun (Credit: BBC)

Especially when it was revealed that there was gunshot residue on Mick’s shirt.

Ritchie broke the news to Linda, Shirley and Tina as they were hosting a fundraiser to raise money to pay for his legal defence.

She told them: “As forensic evidence goes, this is as strong as it gets.

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“We need to prepare for trial and we’ve got a fight on our hands. With the evidence they’ve got, Mick is going down for a long time.”

Actor Danny Dyer will soon be taking a break from the BBC One soap to appear on stage in a series of Harold Pinter productions.

But with his performances not scheduled until January next year, what does it all mean for Mick?

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