Emmerdale viewers have been left "appalled" by scenes of an acid attack in the latest episode of the soap.
As Ross Barton was left howling in pain after having a chemical substance thrown in his face, some fans of the series questioned whether it should have been shown before the watershed.
One wrote: “Not sure an acid attack shown at 7.30 is appropriate, shocking.”
Another commented: "I’m appalled to know the acid attack on Ross was shown before the 9pm watershed.”
Seriously cannot believe Emmerdale just did that tbh. Feels a bit too ‘soon’ for an acid attack in a 7pm soap.— Ryan Love (@RyanJL) February 8, 2018
Is it just me or does anyone else think an acid attack shouldn't be shown on emmerdale? #Emmerdale— Tyler Sandalls (@SandallsTyler) February 8, 2018
#Emmerdale awful of you to film the acid attack. What's the world coming to when you are showing this type of material - before 7.30pm. You do know some people tend to copy things they see on TV. Producers, remember people see, people copy. Everything what's wrong with society.— John Clayton (@PinnaclePrac) February 8, 2018
“Seriously cannot believe Emmerdale just did that tbh. Feels a bit too ‘soon’ for an acid attack in a 7 pm soap,” tweeted a third.
However others praised the show for "raising awareness" of the issue and informing viewers of what to do in a similar situation.
Such an important storyline for #emmerdale to show, raises awareness for acid attack victims. It’s a reality for some people that could happen to anyone. Well done Emmerdale for tackling it and raising awareness of the devastating consequences an attack like this has on someone— Dave (@DavidMackayy) February 8, 2018
This is going to educate so many people who may unfortunately come across an acid attack. I'm so proud of emmerdale for doing this.— Mary (@DorkTimeRush) February 8, 2018
#Emmerdale is really disturbing & heartbreaking tonight. Poor Ross ]]>😭👏