Hollyoaks' deathly Christmas storyline

Hollyoaks actress Beth Kingston

Hollyoaks actress Beth Kingston

Hollyoaks' Christmas storyline will see sensible student India Longford brutally murdered after meeting what she thought was the man of her dreams on an internet dating site.

Hollyoaks' India Longford will be brutally murdered after meeting the man of her dreams online.

The sensible student - played by Beth Kingston - will see her rebellious sister Tex (Bianca Hendrickse-Spendlove) hook up with a hunky companion when she decides to use the internet to score a date for the festive season.

Despite India warning her sister about the dangers of meeting people online, she is more than a little intrigued and decides to set up her own profile in the hope of finding love.

After arranging a date with a mystery man, the singleton makes sure Tex and Nancy (Jessica Fox) accompany her to make sure everything runs smoothly, but her dreams of romance are shattered when the object of her desire doesn't bother to show up.

However, her fortune takes a turn for the better when she receives a text message from her date saying he's been held up and is keen to meet her somewhere else.

Ignoring her own advice, India rushes out to meet who she believes could be the man of her dreams when she is grabbed in a secluded alleyway and told: "Your profile didn't do you justice."

With Nancy frantic with worry when India doesn't return the next day and Tex just thinking her sister got lucky, it could be some time before the 'Hollyoaks' residents realise the horrible truth.

Meanwhile, Paul Marquess, series producer of the Channel 4 soap, explained this might not be the last audiences see of the online killer.

He said: "This is a terrifying murder that highlights the dangers of meeting strangers online. The storyline, which launches at Christmas, will take us right through 2011 and audiences will be gripped to find out if the dangerous killer will strike again."


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