Vanessa Woodfield’s attacker was revealed tonight as Lachlan White’s dad Donny Cairn.
The Emmerdale vet, played by Michelle Hardwick, was attacked tonight when she interrupted a man in a hood pouring petrol on the bins.
When she confronted him, Vanessa was stabbed and Donny dashed off – with Johnny still in the car.
It appears that he was the one who Lachlan White had secretly called in his cell.
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This comes after some eagle-eyed viewers noticed that Donny, who last appeared on the soap back in 2015, was in the cast list for the episodes this week.
One tweeted: "You guys realize Donny is in the cast list for week two. Yes. That Donny. #Emmerdale."
While another commented: "Random thought, rumour is its Lachlan’s dad who sets fire to the wool pack and stabs Vanessa. Question: why? Why attack the pub, seems random another example of no clear link if it turns out to be the case #Emmerdale."
Donny was unmasked as the attacker this evening
Scotsman Donny had a relationship with Chrissie White in the nineties, but they later split and Lachlan didn’t have much contact with him.
But back in April 2015 he appeared in the village after Chrissie contacted him following Lachlan’s assault of Alicia Metcalfe.
However Donny did little to help matters and instead started to try and get money off Chrissie.
He was last seen telling his son that he was moving to Thailand to look after a friend’s bar and hasn’t been seen in the village since.
Is he here to stay?
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