Emmerdale village rocked by prison news about dangerous serial killer

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BELLE Dingle has been on a cloud with returning character Thomas King in recent weeks.

But the character played by Eden Taylor-Draper is in for a rude awakening when news of a dreaded serial killer reaches Emmerdale.

Belle Dingle has moved on from troubled times

But she gets a huge blast from the past next week

Her mental health begins to spiral

Tom King (played by James Chase) made his way back to the ITV Dales and rekindled his romance with Belle before finding a place in Rishi Sharma’s home.

The young couple are relieved next week when Rishi finally allows them some alone time but their happiness is short-lived – PC Swirling pays them a visit with shock news.

Belle’s jaw drops when she finds out serial killer Lachlan White is being moved to another prison.

Worried, she opens up to Vinny Dingle (Bradley Johnson) about her anxieties around Lachlan’s prison transferral.

Diehard fans of the Yorkshire-based drama will remember that Belle was once romantically involved with Lachlan who ultimately made her life a nightmare.

He even orchestrated a huge masterplan to get revenge on her family from prison which caused the Woolpack to be set ablaze.

Lachlan was last seen on our screens in 2019 and remains in a maximum state prison for his deeds.

Belle is overwhelmed and worried about troubling Tom which leads her to the decision to keep the information from him but she books an appointment with her therapist.

At work, Jai Sharma (Chris Bisson) accidentally triggers Belle’s anxieties.

It becomes clear Belle’s really struggling and Vinny finds her in an anxious state.

The following day, Rhona Goskirk (Zoe Henry) unwittingly reveals to Tom how Belle’s dealt with a lot of trauma and he’s worried what she’s neglected to tell him.

Before long, Tom demands the full truth from Rhona and Jai but is concerned he’s been unable to reach Belle.

When Chas Dingle (Lucy Pargeter) hears she’s gone off alone, both her and Tom head off in search of her.

The weight of their shared history is awkward and this prompts Tom to apologise once again for the events that took place prior to his departure from the eponymous village.

But they have to cut the conversation short as they soon spot Belle and fear her mental health has taken a turn for the worse.

Emmerdale airs weeknights from 7.30pm on ITV.

Tom and Chas soon set off to look for Belle

And it’s clear her mental health is taking a turn for the worse