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Patrick to finally be arrested for domestic abuse in Hollyoaks?

(opens in new tab)Hollyoaks headteacher Patrick Blake is finally set to be arrested for domestic violence.

Patrick's son Dodger Savage (Danny Mac) reports him to the the police for his year-long psychological and physical abuse of Maxine Minniver (Nikki Sanderson).

Maxine - who is pregnant with Dodger's baby - tried to expose Patrick (Jeremy Sheffield) as she left him on their wedding day, but decided not to report him to the authorities.

But when Dodger and Patrick both attend Maxine's latest baby scan together, tensions flare up and Dodger decides to expose his dad to the cops.

It's not known if Patrick - who is currently holding his daughter Sienna (Anna Passey) prisoner in the boiler room at Hollyoaks High - will actually be charged.

The scenes will screen on Hollyoaks on Channel 4 next week.


Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 

An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.