Shock abuse by Emmerdales’ vicar

Sandy is left shaken and scared when Ashley grabs his wrists, injuring him

Rachel is confused when Ashley has a go at her in the street about spreading gossip. Back home, Sandy is shaken when an enraged Ashley questions him about what he’s been saying to Edna and Rachel. Ashley then viciously grabs Sandy’s wrist, hurting him. Ashley soon becomes emotional as he checks his father’s wrist for damage and blames Sandy for making things so difficult.

Later, when Laurel returns with the kids, Sandy is distant. Ashley suggests they could go for a walk, but Sandy refuses and Laurel is bemused. In the church, Laurel sits with Ashley, telling him that he needs to forget about the gossip and face the world as the people who matter know the truth. Back home, Sandy finds the card and considers calling social services…

Meanwhile, Lisa thinks Zak should stay at home and rest after his funny turn, but Zak is insistent on helping Sam. In the Home Farm woods, Zak overdoes his show of energy as he helps Sam, but is clearly privately struggling. Sam worries when Zak gets dizzy and he thinks he might have been drinking. An exhausted Zak eventually agrees to leave early and heads home. Later, Lisa tries to get to the bottom of how it was, but Sam doesn’t want to drop Zak in it.

Elsewhere, Nikhil is outraged when Jai agrees to give Charity the job of sales manager, Cameron feels wretched when Debbie tells him that he’s been great, while Carl is amused about Jimmy secretly going to the sperm clinic, but Jimmy’s full of dread when Carl tells him that his silence will come at a price.