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'Emmerdale' murder suspects revealed

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As Emmerdale's much-anticipated interactive murder storyline draws closer to its dramatic opening, the programme makers today revealed the names of the 10 'suspects'.

The Dales' Tom King, played by Ken Farrington, is sensationally bumped off on Christmas Day - the same day he weds fiancée Rosemary Sinclair (Linda Thorson).

The identity of his killer will remain a mystery for several months during which time, viewers will watch as DCI Grace Barraclough (Glynis Barber) and Detective Vikesh Dasari (Stephen Rahman Hughes) attempt to unmask the cold-blooded culprit.

The suspects were today named as:

Name: Bob Hope (Tony Audenshaw)
Relationship to victim: Sworn enemy
Motive: Emotional revenge
Case history: Negligence on the Kings’ part caused July’s house collapse. Bob blames the family for the death of his daughter in the incident.
Did Tom deserve to die? "Maybe. I hated the man. He’s hurt a lot of people, me included. I’d rather have seen him in court than dead though."

Name: Carl King (Tom Lister)
Relationship to victim: Son and business partner
Motive: Emotional Revenge
Case history: Tom put paid to his relationship with Chas and tries to control his life at every turn.
Did your dad deserve to die? "Look, I’ll be honest with you. There were times when me and dad didn’t see eye to eye. He was so controlling and he ruined my relationship with Chas. I really resented him for that. But, I would never have wished him dead. He was my dad."

Name: Rosemary King (Linda Thorson)
Relationship to victim: New wife
Motive: Financial and emotional revenge
Case history: Rosemary is shocked to learn that Tom has set up a trust fund for his estate to go to his sons, rather than to her. She only has temporary control of the business.
Did Tom deserve to die? "No, Tom did not deserve to die. Tom has struggled to make things work with everybody in his way. He is actually a just person."

Name: Chastity Dingle (Lucy Pargeter)
Relationship to victim: Son’s ex-fiancée
Motive: Emotional revenge
Case history: Chas has felt compromised ever since the house collapse. It was only her relationship with Carl that kept her from saying more until her morals got the better of her. Tom, seeing her as a liability, paid her off to leave by threatening to disinherit Carl.
Did Tom deserve to die? "Look, I may have wanted to see him pay for what he did, but I didn’t kill him."

Name: Terry Woods (Billy Hartman)
Relationship to victim: Former employee. Ex-husband of Dawn who was killed in house collapse, father to her son.
Motive: Emotional revenge
Case history: For the perceived murder of his ex-wife leading to a break up with his partner Jean who subsequently fled the country with his son TJ (her grandson).
Did Tom deserve to die? "Yes. I’m glad someone had the guts to do it. He nearly ruined my life."

Name: Len Reynolds (Peter Martin)
Relationship to victim: No direct relationship, close friend of Tom’s former PA, Edna.
Motive: Emotional revenge
Case history: Tom hurt Edna, love of Len’s life. Tom threatened blackmail which forced her to expose her secret.
Did Tom deserve to die? "He was a nasty piece of work and I won’t shed one single tear now he’s gone.Edna will never be able to trust anyone again. I hate him for that."

Name: Jamie Hope (Alex Carter)
Relationship to victim: Employee and brother of Dawn who was killed in house collapse
Motive: Emotional revenge
Case history: Blames the Kings for the death of Dawn and the resulting departure from the country of his mother and nephew
Did Tom deserve to die? "Nobody deserves to die, not even him. I don’t think whoever did it intended to kill him."


Name: Grayson Sinclair (Christopher Villiers)
Relationship to victim: New Son-In-law of victim
Motive: Fear and revenge
Case history: Tom intended to give everything to his sons instead of leaving the estate to his mother Rosemary, thus taking away her financial security. Tom also taunted him and threatened to expose him as gay.
Did Tom deserve to die? "I just didn’t want him to be part of our family and if he’d ever done anything to hurt my mother... But murder? I’m not that sort of man."

Name: Jimmy King (Nick Miles)
Relationship to victim: Son and business partner
Motive: Emotional revenge
Case history: Tom has always held Jimmy back – favouring either Matthew or Carl in the business, even though Jimmy is the eldest. Jimmy also blames Tom for the house collapse due to the pressure he put upon him.
Did your dad deserve to die? "Of course he didn’t. I won’t lie. He made my life hell sometimes. We’re a close family but we didn’t always see eye to eye. At the end of the day he was my dad and I loved him."

Name: Matthew King (Matt Healy)
Relationship to victim: Son and business partner
Motive: Emotional revenge
Case history: Tom previously cut him off from the family and business during his relationship with Sadie, and has made life difficult ever since. He since threatened to cut Matthew out of his will.
Did your dad deserve to die? "What kind of a question is that? Of course he didn’t. I admit that we had our disagreements, as he did with Jimmy and Carl. It was difficult to know where I stood with him sometimes." Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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