|Portrayed by||Victor Gardener|
|Introduced by||Sean O'Connor|
|First Appearance||19 December 2016|
Fred is a Detective Constable who visits The Queen Victoria. Landlady Linda Carter assumes he is from Walford Council and thanks him for the Christmas tree in Albert Square, but he reveals he is a police officer and is investigating the theft of the tree from outside Walford town hall. DC Cole then questions Linda's husband Mick Carter over the theft, revealing that a man fitting his description was caught on CCTV taking part in the theft and shows him a video of him dancing after taking the tree, so he asks Mick to dance, which Mick does. He then tells Mick that if the tree is returned that night then no further action will be taken.