|Portrayed by||Steve Weston|
|Last Appearance||10 April 1998|
John is a professional hitman, hired by Cindy Beale to kill her husband Ian. He shoots Ian on 7 October 1996, but fails to kill him, leaving him wounded in hospital. Ian fails to identify his assailant, but Valecue is later arrested for another failed shooting. Annie Palmer and Ros Thorne visit him in prison in 1998 when they are trying to help Ian get custody of his stepson Steven and son Peter. Annie threatens to use her contacts inside the prison to get at Valecue, unless he implicates Cindy in the attempted murder of Ian. He does so and Cindy is arrested and charged for attempted murder.