Arthur was a tow-truck driver who was hired by Des Barnes to transport his burned-out boat from Bridgewater Canal to Weatherfield tip in 1991. For a laugh, Des paid the man to take a detour down Coronation Street so that he could make out to Derek and Mavis Wilton that he was installing the wreck in his garden, next door to theirs. The Wiltons were completely taken in by the prank, with Derek threatening to go to every court in the land to have the craft removed. Des then pretended that Derek had won and ordered Arthur to drive on.

The character was credited as "Driver". He was named in dialogue.
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