Leyla’s habit is spiralling (Picture: ITV)
We’ve seen in recent weeks on Emmerdale that Leyla (Roxy Shahidi)’s cocaine use has been getting out of control and in coming episodes we’ll see her struggle to function as her dependency on the drug threatens to destroy everything.
She gets to the stage where she has to have a line of coke even before the day properly begins, simply to function. Liam (Jonny McPherson) notices that her behaviour is jittery and strange.
Later at work she’s unable to finish an interview with a journalist because she says she isn’t feeling well. Suzy (Martelle Edinborough) finds coke in her bag and warns her of the risks of buying drugs from an unknown dealer.
Previously the one to supply Leyla with drugs, Suzy is attempting to get clean so she can focus on her relationship with Vanessa (Michelle Hardwick), but this has led to Leyla having to seek supplies from elsewhere.
Suzy knows that her friend is treading a very dangerous path and once again tries to warn her of the risks she’s taking – much to Leyla’s annoyance.
Suzy storms out to finish the interview with the journalist herself, and Leyla is left alone contemplating a full bag of cocaine.
Will she give in and take the drugs, despite Suzy’s dire warnings?