Eddie "the Extinguisher" Newton made his first appearance in the spin-off The Return of Nick Cotton (1 October 2000). He is portrayed by Ian Sanders.
Eddie is the brother of Zoe Newton who was once married to Nick Cotton. Nick tracks him down to North London where Eddie is selling extinguishers. Nick asks him for ex-wife Zoe and son Ashley Cotton's whereabouts. Although Eddie is reluctant to tell him about Zoe's whereabouts he eventually reveals where she works when Nick threatens him with one of his extinguishers.