Emmerdale: Laurel leaves Ashley in traumatic storyline twist

Shock scenes see the pair's marriage hit the buffers

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Laurel will make the devastating decision to leave husband Ashley when the pressure of coping with his dementia sees her turning to drink.

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After making a drunken pass at Marlon, who refuses to knock back more wine with her, Lauren soon realises that she has a major decision to make regarding her future.

Heartbreaking scenes to be screened in an hour-long episode on Tuesday 5 July see Laurel tell Ashley that she’s begging, despite him to stay.

Later, Sandy finds Ashley distraught and encourages him to find Laurel a way to cope rather than just giving up.

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Meanwhile, Laurel and Doug take a walk and she confides how Doug was right to say that their relationship was doomed.

Doug denies this and, taking Laurel’s hand, tells her she needs to remember something – they go to church and Doug tells Laurel that she can’t give up on her vows.

But will Doug be able to get through to his daughter or is Laurel and Ashley’s marriage really doomed?

You can watch a 60-second rundown of next week’s episodes of Emmerdale below.

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