Emmerdale fans were left horrified tonight as they discovered that Vanessa Woodfield could die after suffering potentially fatal injuries.
The vet was rushed to hospital after being stabbed by Lachlan White’s dad Donny Cairn in a revenge attack against the Dingles.
However her family were left devastated when they were told she was in a critical condition after suffering internal bleeding.
Fans flocked to Twitter in horror.
One tweeted: "I JUST CRIED MY WHOLE BODY WEIGHT IN TEARS #vanity #Emmerdale #CharityDingle #EmmaAtkins #VanessaWoodfield #MichelleHardwick."
Charity was horrified by the news Vanessa could die
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While another commented: "im not okay. @ChelleHardwick omg you absolute f***ing ball of talent i am a wreck #emmerdale."
A third remarked: "Praying Vanessa pulls through Incredible acting from #EmmaAtkins & @ChelleHardwick tonight #emmerdale #vanity xx."
The vet had been driving with her son Johnny when she noticed a man in a hoodie pouring petrol over the bins in front of The Woolpack.
Vanessa confronted the man and shoved him to the ground, but ended up being stabbed.
The man set the bins alight as Vanessa crumpled to the ground.
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"Wrong place wrong time, that’s all," he said ominously before running to her car and stealing it.
"No," she cried out. "No please – my boy!"
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The man appeared not to realise that Vanessa’s son was in the back seat.
Will she be ok?
*Emmerdale continues at 8pm tonight on ITV
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