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Emmerdale spoilers: Nicola King makes a breakthrough… has she found her attacker?

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Nicola King calls the police with important information about her attack. (Image credit: ITV)

Emmerdale's Nicola King is fighting back in Friday's episode (ITV, 7.30pm see our TV Guide for full listings).

Nicola King was once one of the feistiest women in the village. But her ordeal at the hands of a gobby group of girls who beat her black and blue has changed all that.

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Nicola was surrounded by a group of girls and attacked after the mum refused to buy them alcohol. (Image credit: ITV)

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Nicola hasn't felt able to tell her husband Jimmy how deeply the ordeal has affected her… (Image credit: ITV)

The mum has been going through hell since the attack and has become a terrified prisoner in her own home.

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… but Nicola's troubled behaviour has spoken for itself. (Image credit: ITV)

But Nicola's behaviour has told its own story and her family and friends are now aware and ready to help and listen.

Bolstered, Nicola has felt strong enough to try to fight back and find her assailants herself. And posting the video of her ordeal on her social media pages seemed a good place to start.

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Having finally shared her pain with Jimmy, a stronger Nicola decided to share the video of her ordeal online. (Image credit: ITV)

As the post gets shared and starts racking up views, Nicola is soon has a name to go on.

Will PC Swirling act on the information?

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When Nicola is given a lead, will PC Swirling follow it up? (Image credit: ITV)

Over at the salon, it's trainee Sandra's first day. Bernice fumes when she's charged with showing Liv's dodgy mum the ropes. How will Sandra get on?

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Bernice fumes when she's tasked with showing Sandra the ropes at the salon. (Image credit: ITV)

Emmerdale continues weeknights from 7.30pm on ITV.

  • Rhona Goskirk - Zoe Henry 
  • Paddy Kirk - Dominic Brunt 
  • Kim Tate - Claire King 
  • Harriet Finch - Katherine Dow Blyton 
  • Eric Pollard - Chris Chittell 
  • Bear Wolf - Joshua Richards 
  • David Metcalfe - Matthew Wolfenden 
  • Jai Sharma - Chris Bisson 
  • Rishi Sharma - Bhasker Patel 
  • Priya Kotecha - Fiona Wade 
  • Liv Flaherty - Isobel Steele
  • Jacob Gallagher - Joe-Warren Plant 
  • Wendy Posner - Susan Cookson 
  • Bob Hope - Tony Audenshaw 
  • Amy Wyatt - Natalie Ann Jamieson 
  • Liam Cavanagh - Jonny McPherson 
  • Leyla Cavanagh - Roxy Shahidi
  • Rodney Blackstock - Patrick Mower 
  • Brenda Walker - Lesley Dunlop 
  • Matty Barton- Ash Palmisciano
  • Amelia Spencer - Daisy Campbell 
  • Dan Spencer - Liam Fox 
  • April Windsor - Amelia Flanagan 
  • Nate Robinson - Jurrell Carter 
  • Dawn Taylor - Olivia Bromley 
  • Manpreet Jutla - Rebecca Sarker 
  • Ryan Stocks - James Moore
  • Billy Fletcher - Jay Kontzle 
  • Will Taylor - Dean Andrews 
  • Mackenzie Barton - Lawrence Robb 
  • Marlon Dingle - Mark Charnock
  • Mandy Dingle - Lisa Riley
  • Vinny Dingle - Bradley Johnson
  • Cain Dingle - Jeff Hordley
  • Moira Dingle - Natalie J Robb
  • Chas Dingle - Lucy Pargeter
  • Belle Dingle - Eden Taylor-Draper
  • Charity Dingle - Emma Atkins
  • Sam Dingle - James Hooten
  • Lydia Dingle - Karen Blick 
  • Noah Dingle - Jack Downham
  • Samson Dingle - Sam Hall
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