Reports suggest the soap is planning to reflect increasing instances of the attacks around Britain.

An acid attack is set to rock dales-based saga Emmerdale, reflecting a string of vicious assaults in real life, according to The Mirror

The paper notes that the show’s writers have consulted people who have been affected by acid attacks to help them achieve a sensitive portrayal. It is not yet known who the fictional victim will be if the Mirror’s report is correct.

“Soaps want to portray the real world and Emmerdale is leading the way by broaching the rise in acid attacks.  Scriptwriters are drafting a plotline. It’s a sensitive subject and has to be portrayed in the right way.” – A source told The Mirror

The idea comes as certain areas in Britain have seen a rise in acid attacks including in London where the number of reported incidents has doubled since 2014.

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