Dean Sykes was the younger brother of Linda Sykes who with his accomplice Lenny Larkin, held up a till at Freshco, armed with a handgun. When the shop closed, Dean hoped he could raid the safe in the supermarket and escape with not just the few expected pounds, but thousands.
As the siege grew, the police surrounded the building. The climax came when the authorities burst in and Dean shot at the officers, injuring one. In turn, police markswoman Emma Taylor fired a shot at Dean, which proved to be fatal when Dean went into cardiac arrest in the ambulance on the way to Weatherfield General and later succumbed to his injuries.
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