Played by: John
Appeared: August - November 1995
Leo was the nephew of Eric Firman, owner of Firmans Freezers,
where Reg Holdsworth and Curly Watts worked. He was introduced
to them by Eric, saying that he was learning the business so that
he could take over one day. Leo went with Curly to the Rovers
one night, to build staff relations, and was quite taken by Raquel.
He asked her out to a posh restaurant, but when the day came,
didn't turn up. Work had intervened.
Raquel had thought that at last she had met a real gentleman,
and was very upset at being stood up. However, she was persuaded
to make another date, and this time they did go out and had a
On the way home, Leo drove them to Firmans and they went into
the warehouse, There, he started kissing Raquel, but she broke
away when he started to get more passionate. Leo started to say
nasty things about the type of girl she was, you all want it,
etc, etc, and began to get rough with Raquel. She managed to break
away and ran back home.
The next time we saw Leo, he was harassing a female worker in
the shop, offering to hold her ladder while she was hanging displays
on the ceiling, so that he could look at her legs.
Raquel didn't give anything away about her date, but eventually
told Curly, needing someone to confide in. He was all for punching
Leo there and then, but she calmed him down and made him promise
not to say anything to anyone. However, Curly couldn't bear the
thought of her being upset. He had a talk to Eric Firman, saying
that he knew of someone who had been attacked by Leo, but keeping
Raquel's name secret. It turned out that it wasn't the first time
this had happened, and that Uncle Eric had agreed to give Leo
this last chance. Curly persuaded Raquel to make a case against
Leo and she eventually agreed. He wasn't seen again.
Eric was very impressed by the way Curly had informed him of this
incident, and it was one of the factors that went into his decision
to promote Curly.
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