EMMERDALE’S April Windsor will be left crushed as she’s trolled again by cruel bullies in this week’s episodes.
The schoolgirl has been terrorised by online bullies from behind their phone screens after she set up a grief page to help others who had lost a parent.
Girls from school have been sending the youngster vile messages on the well-meaning page, and set up one of their own called Dead Donna.
April was left her sobbing to dad Marlon over the cruel comments, giving him no choice but to take her phone away to protect her.
This week, Marlon lets up and allows his daughter to have the phone back – on the promise she stays away from social media.
But April can’t help herself, and she is soon tempted to log back on – finding yet more hurtful comments left for her.
Unaware of what’s going on – and that April has gone against his wishes, Marlon keeps himself busy trying to throw her the birthday party of her dreams.
So with nobody else to turn to – April tries to get advice from Cathy on how to handle it all – but will her unconventional advice work?
April has been growing closer to rebellious teen Cathy Hope, who appears to be trying to get closer to her step-brother Ellis.
Viewers voiced their concerns when Cathy added April to a year nine group chat called the Silver Stars, and made her promise to keep it a secret.
Since then, April has been targeted by cruel trolls over the death of her mum, Donna, with her dad Marlon overhearing the sad news from Cathy.
Fans have been left convinced that Cathy could be the vile troll, after she insisted April shouldn’t tell her dad about the abuse she is getting.
Later she disappeared just as April got another vile message – leaving fans sure that the finger will be pointed towards her aunt.
She sat with April seemingly trying to cheer her up, but suddenly changed tack when April’s dad Marlon approached in episodes last week.
“Are you definitely not going to tell him?” Cathy said spotting Marlon. As April said he couldn’t help her, Cathy looked overjoyed.
She said: “Probably for the best, he’d only want to go to school and make it into something bigger. Plus now it’s the holidays the chances are whoever is doing it will stop.”
One wrote: “It’s definitely Cathy cyber bullying April. She’s a little cow that one. She has a tendency to bully people.”
A second said: “Cathy’s the Troll isn’t she. (Am I late to the party?)”
Another added: “Cathy not wanting to tell Marlon. She’s either guilty herself or could she be covering for Heath perhaps?.”
Emmerdale viewers know that it’s not the first time April has dealt with bullying.
The schoolgirl was picked on by a fellow pupil when Marlon was wrongly imprisoned for murder last year, and was sent texts calling her dad a killer.