Shock attack in Neighbours throws THIS Ramsay Street family into chaos

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Shane just can't stop standing up for Mackenzie in Neighbours...

Today's Neighbours sees Mackenzie continue to find herself targeted by narrow-minded students at school... but while she has learnt to turn a blind eye to the bullying, it's all getting too much for Shane.

After telling the Rebecchi family about her transgender journey, Mackenzie has been welcomed into their family fold. But as Shane continues to fight her corner, even wife Dipi has started to question his unwavering support.

Neighbours, Susan Kennedy, Mackenzie Hargreaves

Mackenzie recently discovered a threatening note in her school locker (Picture: Channel 5)

After some graffiti on the school toilets and a note in her locker that told Mackenzie that she shouldn't be allowed to use the girls facilities, the police were called to Erinsborough High to find out who is sending the sicking threats.

But while Susan tells Mackenzie that she should use the disabled toilets for the time being for her own safety, no one agrees with the principle's decision and the girls of the school stand in support of Mackenzie and all vow to also only use the disabled toilets.

Neighbours, Mackenzie Hargeaves

Today sees the students protest against Mackenzie's treatment (Picture: Channel 5)

But when Shane gets wind of what is happening at the school he marches down there, red with rage, to have it out with Susan.

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However seeing as Shane isn't Mackenzie's father, or even her legal guardian, Susan refuses to talk details with him and he is left to slink off home.

Neighbours, Shane Rebecchi, Dipi Rebecchi

Dipi has some serious questions for her husband (Picture: Channel 5)

But when Dipi finds out that Shane has been to the school, she questions why her husband is so invested in this teenage girl they haven't seen for years.

While Shane can't answer Dipi's questions, it seems her suggestion that he is too invested in the Ramsay Street newcomer falls on deaf ears, because later he gets himself into even more trouble on Mackenzie's behalf.

When a bully targets Mackenzie outside Harolds, Shane can't take it any longer and snaps at the school boy, grabbing him by the throat and lashing out.

Neighbours, Shane Rebecchi

Shane attacks the school bully... but has he just made things worse? (Picture: Channel 5)

But as everyone looks on horrified, it seems he might have just made things worse for Mackenzie rather than better.

Why is Shane so determined to fight Mackenzie's battles? Is there more to his over-protective behaviour than he is letting on?

Neighbours airs weekdays at 1.45pm and 5.30pm on Channel 5

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 

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