Emmerdale’s police force have come under unfriendly fire after making a series of embarrassing mistakes during last night’s visit to the ITV soap.
Fans have called out the blundering cops who were called to investigate the physical assault on newcomer Billy.
Jessie’s son Billy has only been in the village a matter of hours and he’s already sent shockwaves through the Dales.
So much so, that someone tried to give him a warning by beating him up – and police officers had one prime suspect.
And it’s only natural that they would accuse Aaron – after all, the pair have history.
Billy and Aaron met in prison, where Billy made Aaron’s life a misery, leading him to become addicted to drugs.
Freshly released and now in the village, Aaron has every reason to want Billy hurt – but it wasn’t actually him who beat Billy up!
In fact, it was Aaron’s loyal husband Robert. But fans STILL don’t think he should have been arrested, due to a series of police bodge ups!
After Jessie reported Billy’s assault in scenes shown on Thursday (27 December), two officers arrived at Aaron and Robert’s house to question them.
Believing it was Aaron who did the deed, they proceeded to ask him about his motives – until Robert could bear it no longer and confessed his own guilt.
But fans called out a huge problem as the police then arrested Robert… The police hadn’t even SEEN Billy’s injuries!
Ffs. They cannot take aaron or robert in for questioning because alleged victims mum makes a compaint.
Mlst stupid thing ever.
They would go to billy first #Emmerdale
— BeaSmiths♥brokenGirl (@EmisonKana) December 27, 2018
Strangest arrest I have ever seen without even seeing the supposed victim first they need to retrain their police 😂😂😂😱 #emmerdale
— 😂 youravinalarf 😂 (@stevebethere) December 27, 2018
One fan typed: “So the police where going to arrest Rob without even checking Billy was actually beat up #emmerdale.”
Another blasted: “Ffs. They cannot take aaron or robert in for questioning because alleged victims mum makes a compaint. Mlst stupid thing ever. They would go to billy first
A third wrote: “Strangest arrest I have ever seen without even seeing the supposed victim first they need to retrain their police.”
Other fans were baffled at how Robert didn’t have a scratch on him, despite a violent assault.
This is funny now, looks like 2019 will be much of the same. Characters changing who they are to fit a sl. Robert doesn't get his hands dirty, couldn't fight off Lachlan an 18 year old boy a few months ago but manages to attack a big lad like Billy without a scratch #Emmerdale
— Lorna Rafferty (@RaffertyLorna) December 27, 2018
I’m so pissed off right now.
We are supposed to believe that Robert, who spends his life being beaten up by smaller men, can suddenly beat up someone like Billy and not have a mark on him. 🤔 #Robron #Emmerdale https://t.co/fdVOtw2hYf
— Sarah💗OK To Be Me (@SarahRobron) December 27, 2018
Haha Emmerdale!! You really expect us to believe that Robert Sugden beat Billy to a pulp and he (Robert) doesn’t have a mark on him 🤣🤣🤣 Ya Billy looks the sort to just let himself be beaten up and not retaliate!! I’d sooner believe it was Liv that attacked Billy 🤷♀️ #robron
— Daisy (@annette_dausy) December 27, 2018
— Meghan Grove (@Meghan_E_Grove) December 27, 2018
One viewer wrote: “Robert doesn’t get his hands dirty, couldn’t fight off Lachlan an 18 year old boy a few months ago but manages to attack a big lad like Billy without a scratch
Another said: “We are supposed to believe that Robert, who spends his life being beaten up by smaller men, can suddenly beat up someone like Billy and not have a mark on him.”
Fans believe there must be a twist, but we’ll have to wait and see if they’re right – and if Robert will go down for GBH.
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