Emmerdale spoilers: Ross Barton punched by dad James – first look pictures

But has an innocent man been dealt an unfair blow?

Ross Barton (Michael Parr) is to feel the full force of dad James’s (Bill Ward) anger in the coming weeks. But does he deserve such harsh treatment?


In scenes to be shown on Thursday 30 January, debt problems will see Pete Barton (Anthony Quinlan) turn to drug dealing – and earn a stern rebuke from Ross as a consequence. As the brothers row, patriarch James walks in and makes the immediate assumption that the pills belong to Ross.


Before Pete can get a word in, James chucks Ross out before knocking him to the floor with a hard punch. As the rest of the family reels from what they’ve just witnessed, will Pete own up about his ownership of the stash?