|First appearance||21st September 2003|
|Number of appearances||1|
|Played by||Nicholas Fry|
Peter Barlow was arrested for bigamy in September 2003. He had married Lucy Richards in the March but within a couple of days she discovered that he had not told the other woman in his life, Shelley Unwin, that they were no longer an item and Lucy threw him out of their flat. Peter, unable to face the realities of the situation he had created, agreed to marry Shelley and their wedding took place in the July. Two months later, Shelley and Lucy realised that they were married to the same man and reported Peter to the police.
Peter was interviewed and released on police bail pending a decision as to whether to prosecute or not. Peter went to a bar to drown his sorrows and friend Ciaran McCarthy tracked him down there where barman Adrian Hapgood brusquely told him that Peter was already drunk and that they didn't want him "puking up" everywhere.