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Detectives investigate a case of rape by a stranger. The Territorial Support Group deal with knife crime in London. CID search for a suspect after a man is robbed at gunpoint.

Detectives from the Met's Sapphire team deal with the case of a distressed young woman who is raped by a stranger on her way home. When the young woman realises she is on the wrong bus, a man offers to help her, but when she gets off the bus he threatens to kill her with a knife and then rapes her. The detectives need to find the rapist as soon as possible and uncover some vital CCTV evidence near the crime scene. When the Sapphire team view the footage the detectives are shocked by what they uncover and bring a man in for questioning. When the suspect denies rape the team have just 24 hours to get enough evidence to prove he is lying.

The capital's four major hospital trauma centres have treated more than four hundred stabbing victims in the first seven months of 2018. The Met are under huge pressure to tackle knife crime and task the Territorial Support Group (TSG) to increase the controversial tactic of stop and search. The TSG target and patrol those Boroughs with the biggest spike in violence, but when they try to carry out searches they face strong and vocal reactions from some members of the community.

In south London a man wearing a £130K Franck Muller watch is robbed at gunpoint in broad daylight. The victim of the armed robbery is the ex-chairman of Crystal Palace Football club and radio sports pundit, Simon Jordan. DI Dan O'Sullivan from Croydon CID is tasked with finding the armed robber. It doesn’t take Dan's team long to identify the suspect - a known career criminal who’s already wanted for other offences. But trying to find him is another matter. Dan and his team get embroiled in a week long and costly game of cat and mouse as he evades capture. Finally, they locate an address where he might be living and as detectives and armed officers move in to get him, he goes on the move again. Frustrated the detectives decide to lie in wait in the hope they get another chance to strike.

58 minutes

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Mon 7 Oct 2019 22:35

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Role Contributor
Narrator Lennie James
Executive Producer Shona Thompson
Series Producer Catey Sexton


  • Thu 3 Oct 2019 21:00
  • Mon 7 Oct 2019 22:35

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