'Emmerdale' fans spot HUGE police blunder following Leanna’s shocking murder

Emmerdale: Meena murders Leanna
Emmerdale fans have spotted something wrong with the police investigations into Leanna's murder. (Image credit: ITV)

Emmerdale fans have pointed out a worrying police blunder after watching Monday night's episode of the soap. 

Viewers watched in horror last week as Leanna Cavanagh was brutally murdered by village villain Meena Jutla after she accidentally found out that Meena killed her best friend years ago. 

But as the shock of Leanna's death hits the village, fans have realised the police could be missing vital evidence that could prove that Meena was the one who bumped Leanna off. 

Jacob and Meena at the crime scene where Leanna was killed in Emmerdale

Meena comforted Jacob at the site where she killed his ex girlfriends just days before.  (Image credit: ITV)

Grieving dad Liam spent most of last night's episode trying to piece together the final moments of his daughter's life by quizzing Leanna's friends and neighbours.

But when he saw Jacob, he blamed him for breaking Leanna's heart and started verbally lashing out at the young lad. Surprisingly it was Meena who came to Jabob's defense, taking him outside and away from Liam.

She later had a heart-to-heart with her boyfriend's son at the bridge where Leanna's body was found... playing the hero of the hour while also covering her dark secret.

Jacob and Meena at the crime scene where Leanna was killed in Emmerdale

Fans are sure that there would have been Meena's DNA on Leanna's clothes and under her fingernails.  (Image credit: ITV)

But fans have not only spotted that the pair shouldn't have been on the bridge because it is so close to the crime scene but they are also wondering where the DNA from Meena is on Leanna's clothes.

The police told Liam they believe the teenager's death was an accident, blaming alcohol in her system and the fact she was wearing high heels, but fans want to know why they haven't found any DNA on Leanna's body...

After the police told Liam that Leanna's death was an accident, Leyla then passed the information on to Meena as they talked in the village. 

Having apparently got away with murder, Meena couldn't help a sly smile as soon as Leyla's back was turned... but it was soon revealed that she had Leanna's ring from Jabob on a chain around her neck. 

Could this memento from her crime soon land her in the frame? 

Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7pm on ITV, with an extra episode at 8pm on Thursdays - see our TV Guide for full listings.

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 

After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and whattowatch.com writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off

She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 

As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.