EASTENDERS star Hannah Waterman is facing a sensational exit from the soap - when her character Laura Beale dies in a fight.
She will fall to her death down stairs in a scrap with Janine.
The tumble, still to be filmed, is an accident. But the tragedy takes an explosive twist when Pat Evans tells police Janine murdered the downtrodden mum.
She seizes her chance for revenge on Janine for killing husband Barry - Pat's stepson - by refusing to give her an alibi for the second death.
An insider said: "The police are convinced they are dealing with a murder after they find Laura has Janine's skin under her fingernails. She's relying on Pat to help but she's got no chance.
"Pat is determined to stitch Janine up as punishment for the murder she really did commit."
The plot gives Charlie Brooks, 22, who plays Janine, up to a year to try stage work when her character is jailed. She told friends: "It's a fantastic storyline." Hannah said: "It's a fantastic exit."
Laura dies by accident in fight with Janine..; ..but witness Pat tells police it was murder..; ..to get revenge on Janine for killing Barry
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|Publication:||The Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Feb 25, 2004|
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