EastEnders airs update on ​​Aaron Monroe fate after prison attack

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EastEnders has revealed Aaron Monroe is fighting for his life after being attacked in prison.

Aaron's father Harvey received the shocking news in Tuesday's episode (April 26), making him feel guilty as he'd been warned it would happen unless he smuggled a burner phone into the prison from Aaron's right-wing group.

The situation arose as Harvey continued to have doubts over pressing forward with his and Jean Slater's wedding, especially after she'd splashed out on a pricey gown.

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Jean's daughter Stacey Slater continued to be concerned over her mum's manic episode, so after a push from Martin Fowler, she went to the taxi office to confront Harvey.

However, their conversation was interrupted by Harvey receiving a phone call informing him that Aaron had been hospitalised following an attack in the prison and was now fighting for his life.

The doctor explained Aaron needed a "long and complex" operation, meaning they wouldn't really have a prognosis for him until the surgery was completed.

As Harvey broke down at an unconscious Aaron's bedside, he assured his boy: "You're going to be fine, son. Just fine."

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Stacey now felt horrible for Harvey so she agreed to go with him to the hospital to wait for updates. Harvey actually opened up to Stacey about how he felt responsible for Aaron's attack because of the burner phone situation.

"I couldn't do it. I couldn't put anyone else in danger," he explained, with Stacey assuring him: "Sticking to your guns, that's brave."

Seeing how tortured Harvey was, Stacey encouraged him to rethink his plans to tie the knot with Jean — reasoning that he needed to put his focus on Aaron now.

"Please, Harvey, for me, just do the right thing now," Stacey begged. "If you really love my mum, then please, please don't marry her!"

What will Harvey decide?

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EastEnders airs on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7.30pm on BBC One and streams on BBC iPlayer.

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EastEnders has worked with Exit UK, a non-profit network of former far-right members offering help to those who want to leave far-right groups, on Aaron's storyline. If you're concerned about someone who's expressing extremist or hateful views then ACT Early has further information.

If you've been affected by racism and racist hate crime, then organisations including the Equality and Advisory Support Service (EASS), the Monitoring Group, Stand Against Racism and Inequality (SARI) and Stop Hate UK are among those which can offer help and support.

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