Al is a mysterious character who moves into 93 George Street in Walford. Chelsea Fox takes an instant liking to him, and he also flirts with Ruby Allen in her nightclub, Scarlet. He is watched by Sean Slater and it is revealed that he was previously a soldier until he shot Sean in the back at point-blank range because he thought that Sean slept with his girlfriend before they left for a tour of Iraq. He was acquitted of charges, and moved to Walford.
Sean plans to kill him Al, he breaks into his flat and starts threatening and intimidating him. He then tells him to finish the job he started, implying that Al should kill him. When Al looks away, Sean assaults and gags Al before taking him to a remote location where he hangs him upside down in a remote location and begins torturing him. Sean tells Al that he did not sleep with his girlfriend because he did not want to betray him, despite his girlfriend encouraging Sean to do so. Sean then releases Al and tells him that he will kill him if he ever returns to Walford.