Emmerdale’s Dan Spencer has reported thugs Josh and Jamie to the police following the attack on Eric Pollard.
Dan – who froze in the face of the baseball bat-wielding assault – has tried to make amends by supplying the names to PC Swirling.
But he did so in the face of intimidation from the guilty parties, who were quick to threaten his dearest and nearest and slash the tyres of his car.
Next week’s episodes of the ITV soap will see Josh and Jamie released pending investigation – and it’s not long before they’re back and running riot in the village, this time with knives.
And when Dan withdraws his police statement due to threats made against Amelia, Pollard and David are left deeply unimpressed.
Upcoming scenes see Josh and Jamie return to the shop and rile Pollard, who is left reaching for a cricket bat. And when Eric is later left terrified in his own home, David can’t help but blame Dan for the situation.
Emmerdale fans can then expect the storyline to take a frightening new turn when Tracy visits Pollard to check up on him, but upon opening the door, he swings the cricket bat at her, mistaking her for an intruder…
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