A new image from the soap shows the pub landlord being jumped from behind

Mick Carter is attacked by a masked assailant in a first look image from an upcoming instalment of EastEnders.

The pub landlord, played by Danny Dyer, is left manning the Queen Vic alone, when he goes to investigate a strange noise coming from the barrel store – check out the latest EastEnders storylines.

As soon as he gets down there he is jumped by a masked man.

Mick Carter gets jumped by a man in a balaclava (Kieron McCarron/BBC)

The picture shows a man dressed in black with a balaclava over his head grabbing Mick around the neck from behind.

Mick, dressed in a blue shirt and waistcoat, can be seen with a look of distress on his face trying to pull the arm away from his neck.

EastEnders continues on Tuesday on BBC One at 7.30pm.