Emmerdale's New Storyline Is Set to Spark Controversy

Emmerdale acid attack storyline

By Alice Westoby

The soap's next big storyline has divided opinions amongst its fans.

This week it was revealed that an upcoming storyline in Emerdale will involve character Ross Barton, played by Michael Parr, becoming the victim of a horrific acid attack crime.

Soaps often address timely issues, and acid attacks have increased across the UK recently to the extent that under 18s have now been banned from buying any products that contain corrosive substances.

Ross Barton, Emmerdale

Ross Barton | Picture: ITV

So is this TOO timely from Emmerdale? Many viewers aren't impressed with the thought of seeing such a horrible crime on their screens.

One Twitter user pointed out that the storyline might draw attention to the crime when she feels as though they are dying down and another pointed out that attacks like these are rife in cities, not rural villages like Emmerdale.

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The storyline will involve Ross being the victim of a vicious acid attack originally intended for Joseph and carried out by Simon after being instructed to do so by Debbie.

It's a complex web of shady behaviour and all will be revealed later next week on Emmerdale.

What do you think of the acid attack storyline?