Emmerdale spoilers: Max holds Marlon, Jessie and April at gunpoint!

Marlon, Jessie and April return home to find Max lying in wait at Tall Trees… and he's toting a gun!

With the police sting having failed, Max (Jordan Reece) knows Billy (Jay Kontzle) double-crossed him and he’s lying in wait at Tall Trees. With a gun!

Unaware that the dodgy crim Max – who stabbed Ellis (Asan N’Jie) a few months back and has been prowling about ever since – is lying in wait Marlon (Mark Charnock), Jessie (Sandra Marvin) and April arrive home. The couple reel when Max looms into view, making it clear he’s packing a gun.

Max instructs Jessie to call Billy (Jay Kontzle) and get him home, the teacher tries but her son, who’s still playing footie, doesn’t pick up! As the terrifying tension builds at Tall Trees, Max tells the couple he’ll leave if they cough up £40K!

Max terrifies April in Emmerdale

At Tall Trees, husband and wife, Marlon and Jessie, return home with April only to find dodgy Max inside the house!

Unaware of what’s happening back at Tall Trees where Max is holding his loved ones at gunpoint, Billy and Ellis are enjoying the footie match

Back on the pitch, the game has finished and Billy pales when he hears his mum’s message. As he races off home, with Ellis in tow, can Billy save his family?

This is the first of tonight’s episodes.