Hotten Courier journalist Jasmine Thomas applied for a job at the MacFarlane's club Hellraisers in November 2008, in order to get more information for an article on them. Jasmine tells Chas Dingle that her son Aaron Livesy is working at the club, and Chas gets Donna Windsor-Dingle to question the MacFarlanes. However, Donna is unable to bring back any news when Gary refuses to open the door for her. Shane is beaten to death by Jasmine and the Dingles take Aaron back. Gary agrees to Aaron staying at Wishing Well Cottage as long as he keeps quiet to the police.