Mandy encourages Lydia to apply for a pupil liaison job at a local school after the success of her counselling session with Vinny. Mandy and Sam coach her ahead of her interview and assure her she’s a born counsellor and she’s buoyed by their faith in her abilities.
Lydia prepares for her video interview in the cafe, but is horrified when her computer’s bombarded with dodgy pop-ups.
Afterwards, Lydia’s overjoyed with how well the interview went, but is shocked when a police officer enters the cafe and arrests her on suspicion of running a scam pension scheme. The Dingles are furious when Nicola speculates Lydia might actually be guilty.
The police officer escorts a terrified Lydia to the police station. Sam erupts in anger when he realises who is likely to be behind the crime Lydia’s been nabbed for. Whilst Mandy turns her anger towards Nicola for spreading gossip about Lydia’s arrest.
Emmerdale air these scenes from Monday 3 May on ITV.