Home and Away

Home and Away regular becomes prime suspect in murder storyline

Home and Away spoilers follow from Thursday’s Australian episodes (May 26), which some UK viewers may prefer to avoid.

Home and Away’s Dean Thompson has become the police’s prime suspect in the show’s new murder storyline.

Dean appears to have been framed for a crime he didn’t commit, after sleazy poker player PK was found dead in suspicious circumstances.

A big new storyline airing in Home and Away’s Australian episodes saw PK become a hate figure after manipulating Dean’s sister Mackenzie Booth during her illegal gambling events at Salt.

His body was later found on the beach and an autopsy confirmed blunt force trauma as the cause of death.

Fellow poker player Nathan, who owed money to PK, appears to have been the culprit as a recent episode saw him lurking with the murder weapon.

In Thursday night’s episodes on Channel 7, the blood-stained weapon was found in Ziggy Astoni’s car following a search by the police.

Ziggy had already given Dean a false alibi for the time of the murder, so they both found themselves facing police pressure over their recent poor decisions.

As Ziggy was forced to retract the lies she’d given to protect her boyfriend, Dean realised things weren’t looking good for him either. Dean teamed up with the River Boys to give PK a brutal warning shortly before he died, which makes him the prime suspect.

Dean was doing so to protect Mac and his young son Jai Simmons, whose life had been threatened by PK. But will Dean’s thuggish tactics now lead to him going down for a crime he didn’t commit?

Home and Away fans in the UK will see these scenes on Channel 5 in July.

Home and Away airs weekdays at 1.15pm on Channel 5 and 6pm on 5STAR. First-look screenings air at 6.30pm on 5STAR and the show also streams on My5. In Australia, the show airs Mondays to Thursdays at 7pm on Channel 7 and streams on 7plus. Selected classic episodes are available via Amazon Prime Video in the UK.