Emmerdale's Matty to face jail threat in stabbing storyline

Emmerdale spoilers follow.

Emmerdale's Matty Barton fears he could be heading to jail next week, as he faces false allegations from a village newcomer.

The ITV soap is lining up a dangerous showdown between Matty and new character Josh, who's played by former Waterloo Road star Osian Morgan.

Josh is introduced next week as a new friend for Samson Dingle. Samson's stepmum Lydia is concerned when she finds out that he's planning to travel around Europe by car with Josh.

Fearing it's not a good idea, Lydia secretly hopes that Samson will fail his driving test. She also keeps her fingers crossed that his new secondhand car – which Sam recently gave to him – will be deemed unroadworthy.

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Sadly for Lydia, Cain Dingle gives the vehicle an official seal of approval and Samson later passes his driving test. When Lydia's congratulations seem half-hearted, Samson is annoyed that she can't be happy for him.

Later, Samson and Josh head to The Hide to celebrate. Josh takes an immediate interest in the newly married Amy Barton and refuses to take no for an answer when she rejects him.

Amy ends up leaving work early to escape Josh's inappropriate behaviour.

Josh turns even nastier when he discovers that Amy's husband Matty is trans. Matty tries to give Josh some home truths about his behaviour, but he responds by cruelly deadnaming Matty.

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Things come to a head when Josh starts threatening Matty, ordering him to give up the money from The Hide's till.

As Matty defends himself and the standoff escalates, Josh shoves Samson into Matty.

Samson is accidentally stabbed by the knife that Matty was holding, and he starts bleeding out.

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Josh wrongly accuses Matty of coming at them both with the weapon, which leaves the young waiter facing an uncertain future, as the narrative starts to turn against him.

What will the consequences be for Matty?

Emmerdale airs these scenes on Thursday, June 6.

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

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