Updated 3rd April 2004
Appeared: 9 August 1994
He was the first of the Dingle clan to show up in Emmerdale in August 1994.
Born: 18 February 1974
Died: 9 August 1994
Extra Notes: The Death of Ben began a family feud with the McAllisters and ultimately introduced the Dingle clan to Emmerdale. The feud went on until the death of a member of the rival family. Ben died after he provoked a fight with the local doctor's son, Luke. It was thought for a while that Luke had given Ben a fatal punch. It was later reported that Ben had a heart defect and Luke got off a murder or manslaughter charge. The Dingles didn't forgive and they never forgot however.
Dingle Family Tree by Chris Ward