Home and Away spoilers: Colby Thorne ARRESTS Dean Thompson!

Home and Away, Dean Thompson

Dean's gone back to being a boozy bad boy since his break-up with Ziggy on Home and Away. But his bad behaviour is about to get him arrested!

Dean Thompson (played by Patrick O'Connor) has been hitting the bottle to drown his sorrows since his break-up with girlfriend Ziggy Astoni (Sophie Dillman) on Home and Away (1:15pm/6:00pm on Channel 5, see our TV Guide for full listings).

Dean's sister, Mackenzie Booth (Emily Weir), is doing her best to keep him on the straight and narrow and refuses to serve him any alcohol at her restaurant, Salt.

However, with or without booze, Dean still manages to get himself into trouble when he starts flirting with the girlfriend of a male customer.

When the man realises Dean is hitting on his girlfriend, a fight breaks out and Dean swings a punch!

The next thing he knows, his policeman pal Colby Thorne (Tim Franklin) is on the scene... to arrest Dean!

Home and Away, Dean Thompson

Dean gets arrested on Home and Away!

Meanwhile, Ziggy is having a lot more luck as she gets stuck into her new job as a mechanic working for a racing team.

When Ziggy's parents Ben (Rohan Nichol) and Maggie Astoni (Kestie Morassi) make a surprise visit out to the racetrack, they are thrilled to see her at work.

However, Maggie can't help but worry that Ziggy is barely acknowledging her break-up with Dean. Can it be, Ziggy has already moved on from the surfer dude?

Home and Away, Ziggy Astoni, Maggie Astoni, Ben Astoni

Ziggy gets a surprise visit from parents Maggie and Ben at the racetrack on Home and Away

Elsewhere in Summer Bay, not only is Justin Morgan (James Stewart) worried about his sister Tori's (Penny McNamee) recovery in hospital, he has just discovered his girlfriend Leah Patterson (Ada Nicodemou) has gone missing!

After driving around the Bay looking for Leah, Justin realises he has no choice but to report Leah as a missing person.

Home and Away, Justin Morgan, Leah Patterson

Leah has gone missing on Home and Away...

Was Leah's behaviour out of the ordinary the last time he saw her? WHO was the mystery person who phoned Leah just before her disappearance?

Colby tries to put Justin's mind at ease that Leah will turn up soon. But will it be enough to convince worried Justin that something terrible hasn't happened to yet another person he loves?

Also, Willow Harris (Sarah Roberts) is still reeling from the realisation that her girlfriend Alex Neilson's (Zoe Ventoura) contract at Northern Districts Hospital will be finishing soon and she'll be moving on from Summer Bay.

Home and Away, Willow Harris, Alex Neilson

Willow reaches a SHOCK decision about her future with Alex on Home and Away...

Unsure what this means for the future of their relationship, Willow visits Alex at the hospital, having made a SHOCK decision...

Home and Away continues weekdays at 1:15pm and 6:00pm on Channel 5

Simon Timblick

Simon has long been a fan of soap operas, and especially loves OVER-THE-TOP plots involving evil twins, hair-pulling catfights and natural disasters. Anyone remember the Sunset Beach earthquake/tidal wave? Or when Krystle Carrington got locked in the attic and replaced by look-a-like Rita in Dynasty?!

Simon has written for a variety of TV and childrens’ magazines/websites including Inside Soap, Nickelodeon, What’s On TV, Radio Times, Metro, Girl Talk, Disney Girl, Toxic! and Digital Spy. He has reported LIVE from the red carpet at The British Soap Awards interviewing glammed-up stars from soapland, and hosted a Facebook LIVE session for Metro with Home and Away legend Ray Meagher (Alf "Stone the flamin' crows!" Stewart) to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Aussie soap.

Simon is also co-author of The Treasures Of Coronation Street (Carlton Books)

And the writer and director of (very!) low budget fright flick, Midsummer Night's EVIL and the sequel webisodes series, The Hatchet Woods HORROR.