PANIC in Emmerdale tonight as killer Dawn Taylor finds herself arrested

Emmerdale, Dawn Taylor
(Image credit: ITV)

Is the truth about Malone's murder out?

There is a shock twist heading for Emmerdale favourite Dawn Taylor in tonight's episode when the police suddenly arrive to arrest her.

Emmerdale fans will know that Dawn is harbouring the dark secret that she killed DI Malone last month in self defence.

Harriet and Dawn Emmerdale moving Malone body

Harriet and Dawn have covered up Malone's death (Picture: ITV)

The shocking twist came after corrupt officer, Malone, tried to force former addict Dawn to overdose on drugs.

Malone wanted rid of Dawn after she shopped his dodgy ways to the police after discovering his affair with Harriet Finch (Katherine Dow-Blyton).

However, Dawn managed to get the upper hand in the situation when she grabbed Malone's gun.

But things soon took a sickening turn when she shot Malone in self defence, but ended up killing him.

Dawn Taylor in Emmerdale

Dawn has been struggling with the fact she killed Malone (Picture: ITV) (Image credit: ITV)

Harriet and Dawn have since buried Malone's body in the church graveyard... but Dawn is understandably struggling to cope with her guilt.

Among the people in the dark is Dawn's ex boyfriend Billy Fletcher.

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He is still confused about why she ended their relationship, oblivious to the fact she is just trying to protect him.

Dawn and Billy in Emmerdale

Dawn ended things with Billy to protect him, but she still loved him (Picture: ITV) (Image credit: ITV)

But today sees Billy fighting for Dawn to take him back, leaving her torn all over again.

Dawn is heartbroken when Billy tells her that he still loves her and she struggles to fight back the tears.

However things take a drastic turn for her when the police suddenly arrive.

Dawn's heart breaks when Billy tells her he still loves her in Emmerdale

Billy begs Dawn to change her mind about their relationship, just as the police arrive (Picture: ITV)

Dawn panics that the police have discovered her secret about Malone, however, they are only there to arrest her for attacking Meena last week.

The pair got into a fight when Meena flirted with Billy, leaving Dawn green with envy.

Jealous Dawn launched a pepper mill at Meena's head, and it seems she must have reported her to the police.

Meena Emmerdale

The police arrest Dawn for attacking Meena last week (Picture: ITV) (Image credit: ITV)

Will Dawn get away with a caution?

Or will the police find out she is covering a much bigger crime?

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 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.