Batley was one of Edna Birch's dogs. On 2nd January 2002, Edna's granddaughter Eve Jenson kicked Batley. Edna took Batley to the vets, where Paddy Kirk told her that Batley had suffered a sharp blow to the stomach. Eve confessed to Edna that she kicked Batley, and Edna lost it and threw Eve out. On 11th February 2002 Batley was put down.

Batley was mentioned by Faith Dingle in 2017 when she was "connecting with the spirits", and accidentally called him Fatley.