Following yet another heated exchange, Naomi Walters was taken into custody for the assault on Nicola King in tonight’s episode of Emmerdale.
Nicola was viciously assaulted in a parking lot earlier this year, and the fact that her attackers escaped capture traumatized her.
Many people mentioned they recognized a girl named Saskia after watching a video of her trauma that someone had put online.
The young lady in issue was afterwards attacked by herself, and it appeared that the police would have no luck catching the offender. However, the plot changed when Naomi, Charles Anderson’s (Kevin Mathurin) long-lost daughter, moved to the community and Brenda Walker (Lesley Dunlop), Nicola’s business partner, offered Naomi a job at the café.
Nicola approached her and immediately voiced her thoughts after recalling Naomi’s voice and shoes from the scene. Naomi was initially detained and interrogated before being freed without being charged. Then, to the horror of Charles, Naomi acknowledged that she had been there when Nicola had been attacked.
Naomi refused to tell the police, claiming that her “friend” Saskia would beat her as well if she didn’t stay silent. Charles and his son Ethan (Emile John) tried to convince Naomi to do so.
When Ethan realized how much Nicola was suffering, he became more concerned. After Laurel Thomas (Charlotte Bellamy) told Naomi some hard realities, Ethan was able to persuade Naomi to provide the police the names of the other girls.
Naomi kept her promise, although her conduct was still lacking in many ways. She was met with animosity when she went to the café to tell Nicola that she had made the correct decision. Nicola was incensed by Naomi’s accusation that she was to blame for her injuries when she questioned her about why she challenged the girls that night.
Manpreet Sharma (Rebecca Sarker) was encouraging as she discussed being the public enemy number one with Charles. But soon after, she was detained for GBH and brought away, leaving Charles and Ethan feeling helpless as a pleased Nicola observed the situation.
Are there any more mysteries to be discovered about Naomi now that it is apparent that her acts do not always comport with those of an innocent woman? Will Saskia and the rest of the group be prosecuted instead of her, or will she face charges?