EMMERDALE fans were gobsmacked as Dawn Taylor made a huge blunder as son Lucas was kidnapped in nightmarish scenes.
The recovering drug addict – who is played by actress Olivia Bromley in the ITV soap – is targeted by Meena Jutla to try and stop her from reuniting with ex Billy Fletcher.
The evil nurse stirred the pot about Dawn and Alex was soon left terrified for Lucas’ welfare.
However, on Tuesday’s instalment Meena accused Dawn of neglecting Lucas and urged Alex to take him away.
While the mother and son were enjoying a day at the park, Alex kidnapped the youngster while Dawn’s back was turned as she talked to Billy.
Dawn was left terrified when she realised Lucas had disappeared and Billy vowed to help Dawn find him.
However, viewers blasted the single mum for not looking after the toddler properly.
One wrote: “Of course Dawn would happen to sit with her back to Lucas in the bandstand!!”
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Another posted: “Dawn should have kept her eye on Lucas better.”
A third agreed: “Dawn clearly not watching her son. #Emmerdale”
“Why did daft Dawn let Lucas go with Alex in the first place? He’s an ex druggie and a virtual stranger to that child,” another said.
Later Billy and Dawn shared an emotional moment.
As they share their love for one another, Billy knows he has to tell Meena. However, Meena is stunned that Billy would dump her for Dawn.
Meena drops a bombshell that leaves him gobsmacked: she is pregnant with his child.
But Dawn reassured Billy that Meena’s pregnancy won’t affect their relationship.
Meanwhile, Manpreet is suspicious of the pregnancy and later stumbled across a social media page for Nadine’s (Meena’s past victim) sister, Carol, and apprehensively clicks the ‘send message’ button.
Manpreet meets up with Carol and is utterly floored to discover that Carol believes Meena murdered Nadine.