Walking away had been one of the toughest things in Rufus's eventful life.
However, while he was in Liverpoool he rationalised that to stay around Beth and baby would be madness. He would be found and killed. He couldn't get a job without an NI number and could no longer use Tony Antoniou’s identity as he would be tracked down for his murder, and anyway Tony's bank account would be closed.
To get yet another identity, one course of action would be to murder again, but he'd need to skip the UK. Living rough or thieving was no longer attractive!