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Hard Stop

When a young man dies during a police 'hard stop' manoeuvre, the defence and prosecution argue whether this operation was the right tactic to deploy.

Daniel Mays stars as PC Sam Jenkins, an armed officer sent to intercept a known criminal whom Police Intelligence has reported is on his way to shoot an archrival.

The interception involves a highly risky operation known as a Hard Stop involving four police cars boxing in a speeding vehicle forcing it to stop before apprehending or neutralising its occupants.

Having forced two young men off the road, Jenkins imagines he sees the passenger reach for a gun and shoots him four times with his rifle. Though a weapon is discovered inside the car it appears that it is unloaded and in effect harmless. The Prosecution and Defence now are faced with the task of arguing whether a Hard Stop was the right tactic deployed.

Writer, Peter Bleksley
Director, Eoin O'Callaghan
Producer, Gemma McMullan

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44 minutes

Last on

Thu 30 May 2019 14:15

Credits

Role Contributor
PC Sam Jenkins Daniel Mays
Jane Tucker Andrea Lowe
David Fenton QC John McAndrew
Dennis Alam Baba Oyejide
DI Quigley Ron Cook
Professor Moore Robert Blythe
Inspector Martin Peter Bleksley
Court Usher Sanchia McCormack
Herol Jackson Khali Best
Judge Chetna Pandya
Writer Peter Bleksley
Director Eoin O'Callaghan
Producer Gemma McMullan

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