Emmerdale fans horrified as much-loved Dingle is brutally killed in cold blood

Emmerdale fans were horrified tonight after a much-loved Dingle was brutally slaughtered.

Sam Dingle discovered a member of the family had been killed in the night in bloody scenes.

Terrified Sam made a frantic call to Lydia and Belle, who dashed back home after hearing the devastating news.

Viewers were given a close-up shot of Sam’s shaking hand – which was worryingly covered in blood.

When Lydia and Belle returned home they thought Sam had been harmed, but the shocking reality was much worse.

Emmerdale fans horrified as much-loved Dingle is brutally killed in cold blood

Horrified Sam made a shocking discovery at home
(Image: ITV)

Emmerdale fans horrified as much-loved Dingle is brutally killed in cold blood

His hands were covered in blood
(Image: ITV)

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Revealing who was dead, Sam explained: "It’s not mine – it’s Gloria. I’m sorry."

When Lydia asked if it was an accident, emotional Sam shook his head.

Gloria, the beloved Dingle family pig, had been butchered by a mystery animal killer.

Emmerdale fans horrified as much-loved Dingle is brutally killed in cold blood

Lydia and Belle rushed home to find out what had happened
(Image: ITV)

Emmerdale fans horrified as much-loved Dingle is brutally killed in cold blood

Sam was left with blood on his hands
(Image: ITV)

Hysterical Belle, who had accused Lachlan White of being behind the recent concerning events, realised that she had been right all along.

Worked-up Belle immediately pointed the finger at her murderous ex-boyfriend – despite him being behind bars.

Sam apologised to his sister for not believing that Lachlan was behind the break-in, dead flowers and birthday card.

Emmerdale fans horrified as much-loved Dingle is brutally killed in cold blood

Poor Gloria was slaughtered in her pen
(Image: ITV)

Belle screamed: "Killing an innocent animal to scare us, that is sick. Lachlan knows what the pigs mean to us and he’s cruel enough to do it."

Realising enough is enough, Belle decided that the only way to stop the acts of revenge would be to visit Lachlan in prison.

She said: "I know it’s Lachlan and I’m going to go see him. I need to talk to him and I need to find out the truth."

Emmerdale fans horrified as much-loved Dingle is brutally killed in cold blood

RIP to Gloria the pig
(Image: ITV)

Shocked Emmerdale fans took to Twitter after the pig was killed.

One viewer cried: "Can’t believe they killed off Gloria the Pig.. the famous Dingle pig!"

Another added: "There’s been a murder!! Gloria the pig has been killed!!!"

A third said: "Some "swine" has killed Gloria!"

* E mmerdale airs tonight on ITV at 7pm

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