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Neighbours spoilers: The identity of Paul's attacker is REVEALED!

Neighbours, Roxy Willis

Gary is still being blamed for the vicious attack on his hated rival, Paul. But could it be Roxy has been lying to protect the REAL culprit?

As the day of the grand opening of Erinsborough's newest bar and diner, The 82, arrives on Neighbours (opens in new tab), Gary Canning (played by Damien Richardson) has been banned from attending since he's still the prime suspect in the case of who attacked Paul Robinson (Stefan Dennis).

After finding the attack weapon - a bloodied crowbar - abandoned in the grass behind The 82 last week, even Gary's mum Sheila Canning (Colette Mann) knows it's not looking good for her son and has secretly disposed of the weapon!

Neighbours, Kyle Canning, Sheila Canning

Sheila is determined to protect her son Gary on Neighbours... even if it means disposing of evidence from a crime scene! (Picture: Channel 5)

However, just as Karl Kennedy (Alan Fletcher), owner of the converted tramcar, is about to cut the ribbon and officially open The 82 for business, a drunk Gary storms the celebrations and gets into a scuffle with both Karl and son Kyle Canning (Chris Milligan)...

Neighbours, Gary Canning, Karl Kennedy

(Picture: Channel 5)

Neighbours, Kyle Canning, Gary Canning

Gary makes a drunken fool of himself at the opening of The 82 on Neighbours. (Picture: Channel 5)

Meanwhile, Sheila has hidden the crowbar in her recycling bin. But her shifty behaviour doesn't go unnoticed by Paul's granddaughter Harlow Robinson (Jemma Donovan).

And as the celebrations continue, there's another surprise in store when policeman Mark Brennan (Scott McGregor) arrives to make a SHOCK arrest! But who will be taken down to the police station for questioning?

With the situation spiralling out of control, Roxy Willis (Zima Anderson) makes a mystery phonecall and arranges to meet Paul's REAL attacker!

So WHO has Roxy been covering-up for all this time?

Neighbours continues weekdays at 1:45pm and 5:30pm on Channel 5

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?

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