9 Emmerdale spoilers for next week

Emmerdale spoilers follow.

Note: The following article contains discussion of sexual assault.

Next week on Emmerdale, there are devastating scenes for Lydia as a new issue-based storyline begins.

Elsewhere, Belle calls in the police after Tom is attacked, while Caleb and Cain's sibling dynamic finally starts to change.

Here's a full collection of nine big moments coming up.

1. Lydia and Craig make an emotional trip

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Craig asks Lydia about their past and she agrees to take him to the place where their baby's ashes were scattered. As they reflect on their tragic loss, the friends speculate about what their child's life would have been like.

When they return to the village, Craig and Lydia share a charged moment and almost kiss. Confused about what happened, Lydia decides not to tell Sam.

2. Craig commits a shocking act

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Lydia confides in Kim about the moment she shared with Craig. She then decides to take control of the situation by handing in her resignation to Craig, not wanting anything similar to happen again.

Craig persuades Lydia to carry on working for him, so she reluctantly takes back her resignation.

Later, Craig reveals his true feelings for Lydia and leaves her terrified by forcing himself on her.

3. Lydia struggles to cope

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Lydia goes into a state of shock after being raped by Craig. Unable to process what happened, she avoids talking to her family and takes a shower at home.

Later, Lydia decides to keep what happened to herself and she hides away the clothes she was wearing when Craig attacked her.

4. Caleb makes a business proposal

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In the fallout from the drama at the chauffeur firm, Caleb tries to get Nate and Cain back on better terms. He sweetens the deal by suggesting that the business should become a shared enterprise between Cain, Nate and Nicky.

Cain is sceptical over the idea, but it's clear that he's softening towards his brother and their relationship may finally be heading in the right direction.

5. Cain and Caleb make further progress

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Caleb's place in the Dingle clan becomes official when he takes part in the classic initiation – drinking from the family welly.

As Cain spends time with his sibling, he confirms that he won't rule out the possibility of going into business together.

The next day, Caleb is also pleased when Cain invites him to help out during a busy time at the garage.

6. Belle gets jealous

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Belle questions the future of her relationship when Tom reveals that he might get a new place away from the village following Rishi's death.

Belle worries further when she thinks she spots some chemistry between Tom and Dawn, who work together at the vets surgery.

Dawn tries to make Belle feel better by inviting her to bring Tom along on a double date with her and Billy, but the tensions soon start to grow even further.

7. Tom is attacked

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Tom is assigned to a vets call-out, but as he's preparing to leave the village, a thug approaches and demands his car keys. Tom refuses to hand them over, but a second assailant approaches and hits him on the head.

The duo kick Tom and steal his car. Belle is upset to find Tom in a bad way and she calls the police.

8. Charles heads out of the village

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Charles prepares to leave to go on a retreat.

The time away comes as Charles is feeling guilty over the death of his dad Victor. Will he return with any clarity over what to do next?

9. Amelia considers her future

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Amelia continues to struggle following her dad Dan being sentenced to eight years in prison.

She confides in Noah about how she doesn't want to live alone, which leads to a decision over her next move.

Check out more of our Emmerdale coverage:

- Emmerdale reveals Lydia Dingle's devastating storyline in 22 new spoiler pictures

- Emmerdale films dramatic clifftop car crash

- Emmerdale star Lisa Riley responds to Lydia Dingle storyline announcement

- Emmerdale confirms return storyline for Gabby Thomas

- Emmerdale's executive producer Jane Hudson to stand down after five years

Emmerdale airs on weeknights at 7.30pm on ITV1, and streams on ITVX.

Read more Emmerdale spoilers on our dedicated homepage.

If you've been affected by the issues raised in this story, you can access more information from Rape Crisis England and Wales, who work towards the elimination of all forms of sexual violence and sexual misconduct, on their website or by calling the National Rape Crisis Helpline on 0808 802 9999. Rape Crisis Scotland’s helpline number is 08088 01 03 02.

Readers in the US are encouraged to contact RAINN, or the National Sexual Assault Hotline on 800-656-4673.

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