But the attack is all a ruse to raise money for Sinead…
As Sinead’s family try to digest their discovery that she’s been swerving chemo, they’re given more bad news to stew on – the knickerstitcher’s cancer has spread. With the situation looking bleak, Beth sets her heart on sending her niece to Germany for specialist treatment, but it’s going to cost thousands – and where is she going to find that sort of dosh?
The gobby machinist toys with the idea of nicking money from the Underworld safe, before asking Chesney to steal the takings from
Dev’s kebab shop and making out he was mugged. Ches is torn, but when he finds Sinead crying, having received news of fellow cancer sufferer Steff’s death, he tells Beth he’s in.
With her ‘victim’ sorted, Beth just needs an ‘attacker,’ and reckons her Kirky is the man for the job. At which point, the words ‘destined to fail’ spring to mind. As do ‘Dev must be selling a heck of a lot of kebabs if there’s enough in the till to fund top-notch cancer treatment.’
As Ches later heads out with the takings, a masked Kirk pounces and grabs the loot, legging it as Dev gives chase. Sinead is touched when Beth later presents her with the cash, but when she clocks a balaclava on the table, and Dev and Cathy tell her about Chesney’s ‘mugging’, she becomes suspicious and gives it back to Dev, claiming she found it dumped near the bins.
Dev thinks it sounds like a fishy tale, especially when CCTV footage fails to back up Sinead’s claim. When he then threatens to involve the police, Chesney steps up and takes the rap for the whole thing. Will he get the sack?
On the run:Chesney is robbed of Dev’s takings
Suspicious: Dev has doubts when Sinead returns the cash