EastEnders residents’ tempers are at breaking point over Max Branning’s upcoming trial.

Max, played by Jake Wood, believes he is being framed for causing the dramatic crash that landed Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) in hospital and injured Max’s rival Carl White (Daniel Coonan).

But things are set to get much worse when Max’s brother Jack (Scott Maslen) discovers Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt) is going to testify against him.

Jack breaks into Ian’s restaurant, Scarlett’s, for an angry confrontation, but Ian manages to fan the flames further by insisting his statement is true and threatening to report Jack for harassing witnesses if he doesn’t leave.

An angry Jack grabs Ian and twists his arm behind his back, furious at the thought of him giving evidence against Max.

The scenes are due to air in tonight’s (September 10) episode of EastEnders.