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Nicola left feeling broken following horrific attack in Emmerdale

Will her attackers strike again?

In a bid to get the warring sisters to make up after their council rivalry, Laurel, Nicola and Bernice head out to a bar.

As Nicola heads off early, she's accosted by a group of teenage girls on the way to her car. Nicola is then mugged, beaten and left bloodied and unmoving.

With Nicola, beaten, bruised and in a hospital bed, Jimmy, Laurel, Bernice and Rodney anxiously wait for answers as to what might have happened.

Embarrassed to have been attacked by teenage girls, a groggy Nicola lies about not remembering who attacked her when questioned by Jimmy.

But when a disturbed Gabby reveals a video she’s found of Nicola’s attack by a group of young girls. Jimmy’s heart breaks for Nicola, realising she was too embarrassed to speak to him about it.

Later, as Nicola recounts the details of her attack to Harriet, she worries that her attackers will know her address since they have her driving licence and worries that they will come to her home and attack her children.

As she confesses how she thought she was going to die, Jimmy is dismayed to see his wife so broken. Can Nicola get over the traumatic attack?

Emmerdale continues Mondays to Fridays at 7.30pm on ITV

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