The following article contains discussion of sexual misconduct that some readers may find upsetting.
EastEnders spoilers follow.
EastEnders' Mick Carter has been left feeling anxious tonight after the news that Katy Lewis has been arrested was made public.
Mick recently made the decision to go to the police about the sexual abuse he'd endured at the hands of former carer Katy (Simone Labhib) after learning that she had abused other young boys too.
In tonight's (March 22) episode, Mick (Danny Dyer) and Linda (Kellie Bright) were happily settling in back behind the bar of the Queen Vic when they received a visit from DI Pine, who asked to speak to Mick alone.
When in private, DI Pine told Mick and Linda that they had arrested Katy for historic child abuse offences.
"The fact that she's been arrested so quickly shows you how seriously we're taking this," he assured the Carters, before outlining what will happen next.
"We start appealing for other survivors and witnesses," he told them.
The news left Mick feeling anxious at the thought of others knowing what happened to him, but DI Pine assured him that he had nothing to worry about.
"Your identity won't be revealed," he said. "We will help you through all this."
Later, Mick was seen still going over everything that DI Pine had told them while Linda assured him that going to the police was the right thing to do.
"It's going to be ok," she told him. "I love you."
But while Mick was left worried that the truth about what had happened to him would be made public, Stuart Highway (Ricky Champ) had already begun to piece the story together himself after learning about Katy's arrest.
Later, he had his suspicions fuelled after he eavesdropped on a conversation between Frankie (Rose Ayling-Ellis) and Mick and decided to get revenge on Mick's behalf by targeting Frankie. Will Stuart take things too far?
EastEnders continues on Tuesday, March 23 at 7.35pm on BBC One.
Readers who are affected by the issues raised by this storyline can contact the NSPCC Helpline on 0808 800 5000 or by email via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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