Ben tells Callum about sex assault ordeal in EastEnders as he reports Lewis?

Ben tells Callum about sex assault ordeal in EastEnders as he reports Lewis?

Ben Mitchell (Max Bowden) follows through on his plan to report rapist Lewis Butler (Aidan O’Callaghan) in EastEnders, but matters are soon complicated when Callum Highway (Tony Clay) spots him at the police station.

The mechanic, as viewers know, was raped by Lewis earlier this year, and he subsequently spiralled out of control due to the trauma of the ordeal.

His marriage to Callum fell apart, with Callum believing that he’d cheated on him with bar manager Lewis.

Kathy Beale (Gillian Taylforth) was the first to find out what Ben had been through, and she offered support, pleading with him to report Lewis for what he’d done.

Ben decided that he would so do, but ultimately he changed his mind. Phil, meanwhile, vowed to track down Lewis and make him pay, but Kathy talked him out of such a thing, reminding him that it’s not what Ben wanted.

Sam (Kim Medcalf), however, was determined to win back her brother’s trust, and thus she had Lewis kidnapped, taking him to a disused warehouse, much to Phil’s horror.

Lewis escaped captivity with Phil’s gun in his possession, but Phil soon obtained the upper hand, as he pummelled the rapist repeatedly before pulling the gun on him.

Ben showed up, having been tipped off by Zack, and despite his claims that he would open fire on his attacker, he ultimately let Lewis live.

Subsequent scenes saw him resolve to report Lewis to the police, and new pictures from Thursday’s (August 18) edition of the BBC One soap confirm that he follows through.


Callum, however, spots him at the police station, and proceeds to ask a bunch of questions, determined to find out what is going on.

Will Ben reveal the reason why he’s there? Will he open up to Callum about what he’s been through?

EastEnders airs these scenes on Thursday August 18 at 7:30pm on BBC One, or stream the next episode over on BBC iPlayer right now!

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