Barry was one of the rustlers who helped burgle numerous farms around Beckindale between March and April 1983. In April, whilst robbing Emmerdale Farm, Jack Sugden confronted one of the rustlers with his shotgun. When the rustler yelled out that he had been taken hostage by Jack, Barry and the other rustler shut up the removal van and fled. However, they were caught shortly after.

Barry was credited as "Rustler" despite his name being given in dialogue.

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