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Nikki and Jack encounter a media storm when a photogenic schoolteacher disappears. Thomas fights a crusade for justice when a troubled mother is found dead.


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Ow!

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No, I'm really not happy with the arrangements for this evening.

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Couple of things.

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You say you can fit an extra ten people in the alcove

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by the window, but I've seen that alcove, and, with respect,

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a romantic meal for two would be a squeeze.

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It's my sister's baby shower and I need everything to be perfect.

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Listen, I'm coming over now.

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To show you how the seating can work.

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Honestly, it's no trouble. See you in a minute.

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SHE SIGHS

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BIRDSONG

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CAR REVS LOUDLY

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-ON PHONE:

-'999, emergency...'

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CRASHING

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BRAKES SCREECH

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CAR DOOR SHUTS

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CAR REVS AND DRIVES OFF

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# Testator silens

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# Costestes e spiritu

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# Silentium. #

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DCI Andy Steemson. This is DS Karen Wretzky.

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Nikki Alexander, pathologist.

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Jack Hodgson, forensics.

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I know what you're thinking.

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It's only been 24 hours since Lucy disappeared,

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but there's something we're keeping under wraps.

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We got a one-second 999 call from her mobile at 9.23am.

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-Nothing audible.

-Well, it should help with the location at least.

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Only picked up on the one mast.

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-So we can't triangulate.

-No.

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Traces of what looks like blood and maybe fingerprints were found here -

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the samples are on their way to you.

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Of course, it's still possible that she walked off into the sunset,

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but I want to rule out that she was taken by force from this location.

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I also want to rule out that she's in this location.

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OK.

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Let me spell it out. A missing girl. A big search party.

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A media circus.

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Couple of days later, the body shows up in her home,

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in the attic or cellar, usually. It's been there all the time.

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That's not going to happen on my watch.

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You want a forensic guarantee

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there's not a dead body on the premises...

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basically?

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Basically, yeah.

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Fine. Then we'll need the run of the house.

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OK.

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He grows on you.

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I look forward to it.

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SHE SNIFFS

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Getting that burnt smell?

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Mm.

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This is a big place for a primary school teacher.

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Hm.

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I'm thinking family money.

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Got some bike treads here.

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No bike.

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Jack?

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What is that?

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I think it was...a cake.

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Who bakes a cake then disappears into the sunset?

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HE KNOCKS

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Haven't you got a rehearsal?

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No.

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Want me to run you in?

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No.

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Someone got a hangover by any chance?

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No.

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You've got two minutes. I'll make toast to go.

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Dad, I've got four lines.

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I don't want to spend my Sunday waiting to say them. Please!

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Mum won't be happy.

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Mum's not going to remember unless you tell her.

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Wow. They're searching the lane.

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Think they've found her?

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No idea. Tell you what, though, forget about the rehearsal.

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Dad, I can look after myself.

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Fair enough. Off you go, then.

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WHIMPERING

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WHIMPERING CONTINUES

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I found a cycling app on Lucy's laptop - it uploaded automatically

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and tells us she cycled 3.75 miles on the morning she vanished.

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What time was it activated?

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Um, 9.10.

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So, she triggered the program as she left her house...

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I'm ahead of you.

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Sorry.

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Traffic cams on the main road

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-were checked for the morning she went missing.

-No sightings?

-No.

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Leaving five surrounding lanes and a B-road.

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We've got something - bang on 3.75 miles from her house.

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WHIMPERING

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SHE GROANS AND CRIES

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'We believe Lucy left her home in Felking, Surrey, at around 9am

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'on Saturday morning and that she was riding

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'the bike in this photograph.

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'Did anyone see her in that area at that time?

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'Whoever's taken my sister, Lucy is a good person to her bones.

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'She'd help anyone in any situation,

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'and I want her back. I NEED her back.'

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MOBILE RINGS

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Hello.

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All right, I'll be there in 30 minutes.

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Hiya. Thomas Chamberlain.

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DS Steele. Maureen to my friends.

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Right.

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She's got track marks on both arms. Looks like a user.

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Just saying.

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Ah! I used to have one of them!

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I couldn't get those little tapes any more.

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Bloke on Tottenham Court Road still sells them.

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Yeah? When we're done, give me his details, would you?

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Gladly.

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Victim is female, no apparent ID, and is lying on her back.

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There's a single, penetrating wound to her chest,

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dusting of fine white powder to her tracksuit.

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Got to be coke, right?

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Well, yes...or talcum powder.

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Either way, she's not a primary school teacher, that's for sure.

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What is it with bank holiday weekends and girls going missing?

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I blame the tabloids myself.

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Check for a planar distribution of any injuries in case she fell

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or was thrown from the road above.

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Who called this in?

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Council engineer. Routine checks on the bridge struts.

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He was getting back into his van when, thank God, he found the body.

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If she was dumped from up there,

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killer's on camera one side of the bridge or the other.

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Well, I'll get on with the postmortem, if that suits.

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Before you do, do me a favour?

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What?

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Run her prints.

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If she hasn't got a record a mile long, I'll take it all back.

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Bike gets dragged under the car...

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Paint's a visual match to Lucy's bike -

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manufacturer will confirm that.

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Now we know the road she took, we can do targeted house-to-house...

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Strand of hair!

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Must've hit her at speed to send her off the road at this height.

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Brake marks on the asphalt back that up.

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Bastard.

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Tread prints?

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Jack?

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We'll see, but when wheels lock up, all you tend to get is burnt rubber.

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We need to search these woods now in case she came round and wandered off.

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What, you're not hopeful?

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That velocity and impact - no.

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Given that her bike and phone are missing,

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it's more likely the assailant removed her body from the scene.

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You'll be pleased to know you were entirely correct.

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About our victim?

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Mm-hm. Tina Lunt, 32.

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Long record for theft and possession - coke and cannabis -

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nothing for a couple of years, though.

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She's listed as divorced, ten-year-old son.

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Jack, I need you to check out the white powder on this tracksuit.

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Sure. Just leave it on my desk.

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Right. When do you think you might get round to it?

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Er, this afternoon, the earliest. Might need a gentle nudge.

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Count on it.

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Although both arms bear scars suggestive of needle-use,

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the marks are old - months, possibly years -

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no evidence of recent activity.

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Maybe she was smoking it?

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Yeah, why don't we see what tox says?

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There's some kind of metal object embedded in her chest.

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Can you see?

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Oh.

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Clean, neat entry wound. Right.

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Let's have a look at it.

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My God.

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It's a fork screwdriver.

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The tip of the screwdriver has been bent at a 45-degree angle.

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The metal is discoloured with a mottled sheen,

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suggesting it's been heated and recast.

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There's also, can you see, crisscross markings on the shaft,

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possibly from being clamped in a vice.

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Wow.

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You see these plastic flakes in the wound?

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-Yeah.

-She was stabbed with such force, the handle broke clean off.

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That's unusual?

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Very. Tool handles are made with cellulose acetate -

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noted for its extreme durability.

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All of which suggests it was done deliberately.

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And that couldn't have bent when it struck her sternum?

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No.

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So, what kind of person needs to modify the end of a screwdriver?

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Did you see or hear anything unusual yesterday morning?

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Car alarm.

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That's right. My car alarm went off.

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I didn't hear it because our bedroom faces the back.

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And you sleep like a donkey.

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That, too. Yep.

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It woke you up, though?

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I went out and checked on the car.

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Nothing suspicious - no indication why it'd gone off.

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Has that happened before?

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Once or twice. Not lately.

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I just turned it off.

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What time was that? When you were out on the drive?

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It was about nine, I think.

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Maybe a bit after.

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Mr Timpson, that's exactly when we think Lucy cycled past on the lane.

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You're sure you didn't see her?

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Positive.

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What about a vehicle?

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I'm sorry. I just shut off the alarm, went back to bed.

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It was my day off.

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What do you do?

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I'm a GP.

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You're married?

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My wife's in her study if you need to speak to her.

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Was she around Saturday morning?

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She was asleep next to me.

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I saw someone this morning in the lane...

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big guy in his 30s.

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He was weird.

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He pulled up across the road, just staring at the house.

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When he saw me, he drove off.

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Do you remember what kind of car? The colour?

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Golf... Fiesta? That kind of thing. Black or navy.

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You definitely didn't recognise him?

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Why?

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Guess I'm just wondering

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whether he was watching the house or watching you.

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Good, we got the CT scan back.

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Seems the shaft made an upward, diagonally-oriented chest wound,

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penetrated the pleural cavity here and was cause of death.

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I don't get it.

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It must've gone through the flesh with massive force not to tear the surrounding skin...

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See these fragments of bone? Smashed right through her sternum.

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So, what, we're looking for a body-builder? A giant?

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Maybe to the former, no to the latter.

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If you were going to stab me with a screwdriver, DS Steele,

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how would you do it?

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Go on, show me.

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Yeah, classic stabbing movement. Downward arc.

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But a downward arc yields a downward wound tract.

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What, and we've got the opposite?

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Yeah. Upward trajectory - so either our killer is three foot tall

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or they stabbed her from some kind of lowered position,

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but that would've resulted in a far messier entry wound.

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Clarissa?

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Tox is back on Tina Lunt - clean for drugs and alcohol.

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Fancy a trip to her flat in Hounslow?

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SHE GROANS

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SHE CRIES OUT

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Oh. OK. Thanks.

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Bad news?

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No traffic cams on the bridge.

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Nearest one is the other side of a six-outlet roundabout.

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Oh, so, no way of telling which vehicles went over the bridge?

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And they whine about us being the CCTV capital of the world...

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Oh, hang on. We should get uniforms to sweep, shouldn't we?

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Oh, sod that.

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Hello?

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Hello?

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Oh...

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Jesus! You all right?

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Yes. Go on!

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CAR DOOR CLOSES

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Oh!

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Did you get his registration number?

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If you remember anything else, please call us.

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Thank you.

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FOOTSTEPS

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That was the police.

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I heard.

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Why did you have to tell them about the bloody car alarm?

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When you turned the alarm off, was Alec's Land Rover outside?

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You're getting in a state about nothing.

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Was it parked outside?

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No, I don't think so.

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But that doesn't mean much.

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He always parks beside the guesthouse,

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and you can't see back there from the drive.

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SHE GROANS

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Find anything?

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Five empty beer bottles. No alcohol in Tina's blood, remember.

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Could be our runner's?

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Yeah. What do you think? Came back here to clean up?

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No sign of a mobile?

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No.

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Empty, but still a mess. Bit like my place.

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DS Steele.

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Same crisscross markings as the one I extracted from Tina's chest.

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What was she into?

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Something tells me our runner might've had an inkling.

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All right. Don't rub it in.

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Christ.

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It's probably been like this for days.

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Sell-by date tomorrow.

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So?

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So, it means he could've been here on Friday night.

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Ellie...

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Like you said, we wouldn't know.

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OK, so he was here on Friday night? So what?

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What are you worried about?

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I don't know.

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You can't think Alec's got anything to do with this girl?

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No!

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No, of course not.

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So...?

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It doesn't matter what I think.

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If they find out about Alec, they'll...

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They'll be all over him like a rash.

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He won't survive it, not again.

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SHE GRUNTS

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Isn't this a bit excessive?

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I hope so.

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What's going on?

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Just having a bit of a clear-out.

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That's Alec's coat. Why are you chucking it out?

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It's falling apart.

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It's his coat.

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Jessica, please, what do you want?

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I'm sure your brother can look after himself.

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Can he?

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I'm not so sure.

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Is that dope?

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I thought the first rule of Alec using the guesthouse was no guests,

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female or otherwise?

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Jessica.

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What?

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How do you know?

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It's my lipstick. She's always borrowing it.

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I'll talk to Jess. I'm better at that stuff than you.

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It's not her I'm angry with.

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RINGING

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RINGING

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RINGING CONTINUES

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-'Please leave a message after the tone.'

-BEEP

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Alec, listen, it's very important that you don't use the guesthouse for a bit.

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Don't even come to the house.

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Um... I'll explain when I speak to you.

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Jessica?

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Jessica, are you OK?

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Yeah. Sorry. I'll turn around.

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OK.

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RINGING

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Just finishing up here, sir. Yep...

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HOOTS HORN

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Hey! Watch out!

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Are you all right?

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No, I'm fine. Yep, sorry.

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ENGINE

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DOOR CLOSES

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DOOR CREAKS

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Ah!

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BREATHES HEAVILY

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CLATTERING

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You didn't call me back.

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Want a drink or something?

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No, no, I'm fine.

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You got my message?

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Yes.

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Some girl has gone missing?

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Just down the road from us. All things considered, I...

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I think it would be best if you...

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What? If I... If I stayed away?

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Of course. Fine. I'll stay away.

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OK.

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Last week, which night did you stay at the guesthouse?

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Um... Tuesday, Wednesday I was panelling at the golf club...

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..er...Thursday night.

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Not Friday night?

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Why are you asking?

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The girl went missing on Saturday morning.

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If they found out that you were in the area...

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..we all know how quickly they jump to conclusions.

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What about you, Ellie?

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Are you jumping to any conclusions?

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That is not fair, Alec.

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But it's true.

0:35:000:35:02

Back then, do you think that I would've lied for you?

0:35:020:35:05

Do you think I would have given you an alibi if I'd had any doubts whatsoever?

0:35:050:35:09

I'm sorry.

0:35:120:35:13

Thanks.

0:36:180:36:19

Lucy has a swallow tattoo on her left wrist.

0:36:400:36:43

No visible decomposition. She can't have been in the water long.

0:36:470:36:51

You think he dumped her today?

0:36:510:36:52

I'd say in the last two to four hours.

0:36:520:36:54

He's confident.

0:36:540:36:55

I swabbed the tool kit - multiple prints and DNA samples,

0:37:020:37:05

mostly belonging to Tina herself.

0:37:050:37:06

What about the lager bottles?

0:37:060:37:08

Well, again, multiple prints and DNA, but only one overlapping with the samples from the tool kit.

0:37:080:37:14

Belonging to a Wesley Beale.

0:37:140:37:18

His CV reads like a criminal decathlon.

0:37:180:37:21

That's him. That's the man I chased.

0:37:210:37:23

You chased someone?

0:37:230:37:24

Yeah.

0:37:240:37:26

Is there CCTV?

0:37:260:37:27

What have we got - blackmail, housebreaking, drug dealing...

0:37:270:37:31

And that's just the shit we nicked him for.

0:37:310:37:33

-Current address?

-Er, no,

0:37:330:37:35

but last time he was arrested, he gave Maconi's car mechanics

0:37:350:37:39

in Hounslow as his place of employment.

0:37:390:37:41

Owner Marc Maconi nicked but not charged back in '04

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for stealing stereos and airbags.

0:37:450:37:48

Off-limits, I'm afraid - as he didn't do it.

0:37:480:37:52

Weasley Beale worked here, right?

0:37:540:37:56

About two years ago. So what?

0:37:560:37:59

When did you last see him?

0:37:590:38:00

We didn't stay in touch.

0:38:020:38:04

Aww, did you and Wesley have a falling out(?)

0:38:040:38:07

After he got busted, you lot turned this place over for days.

0:38:070:38:11

And that was a cause for concern, was it?

0:38:110:38:13

Loss of trade was my concern, nothing else.

0:38:130:38:17

-So, do you know where we might find Wesley?

-No.

0:38:170:38:21

Oi! What, you lost or something?

0:39:170:39:20

Need a warrant to be nosing about in here.

0:39:220:39:24

You got one?

0:39:240:39:25

-No.

-Well, it's trespassing, then, innit?

0:39:250:39:29

And if you're trespassing...

0:39:290:39:31

If I'm trespassing, what?

0:39:310:39:33

Then the law's on my side.

0:39:330:39:35

Wouldn't bet on it, mate.

0:39:350:39:37

Let's go.

0:39:400:39:41

What was that about?

0:39:460:39:48

You get anything on Beale?

0:39:480:39:49

Nope.

0:39:490:39:51

RINGING

0:39:510:39:54

Thomas.

0:39:540:39:56

Jack. Have you checked out the white powder on that tracksuit?

0:39:560:40:00

Sorry, haven't got to it yet.

0:40:000:40:03

Right.

0:40:030:40:04

I did say you might need to nudge me.

0:40:040:40:06

Yeah, well, consider this a nudge. First and last.

0:40:060:40:09

He hung up on me!

0:40:120:40:13

There's a deep ligature wound to the throat.

0:40:230:40:26

Skin damage has released a serum that's dried out in patches in a parchment effect -

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that could be consistent with death by strangulation.

0:40:310:40:35

Left earlobe's torn - a wound often caused by a snagged earring.

0:40:350:40:39

Could've happened when she came off the bike?

0:40:390:40:41

Hm, scabbing over the wound suggests it was sustained at least a week ago - maybe longer.

0:40:410:40:47

We'll ask her sister about it.

0:40:470:40:49

A clump of her hair's been cut off.

0:40:580:41:00

Trophy?

0:41:010:41:03

The lack of lividity and general decomposition suggests she died between 12 and 24 hours ago.

0:41:370:41:43

So, where was he keeping her since Saturday morning?

0:41:450:41:47

Two distinct injuries to the skull. One, here -

0:41:520:41:57

to the side...

0:41:570:41:58

..where we can see bark embedded in the flesh.

0:42:020:42:08

This one's partially healed.

0:42:090:42:12

Well, that makes sense - we know she didn't die when he ran her down.

0:42:120:42:16

Second head injury...

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..right on the back of the skull.

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Unhealed.

0:42:240:42:25

And there's what look like cement chips in this wound.

0:42:290:42:35

So, he hits her head against a wall? The floor?

0:42:350:42:38

And with massive force - it staved in the rear of her skull.

0:42:380:42:43

Death would've been almost instantaneous.

0:42:430:42:45

So, what killed her? The ligature wound or the smashed skull?

0:42:450:42:49

I don't know.

0:42:490:42:51

Yet.

0:42:520:42:53

So, given the victim's criminal history, I thought I'd start

0:43:150:43:19

with a wet chemistry test to see if the powder was cocaine.

0:43:190:43:21

-Negative?

-Negative.

0:43:210:43:22

So, I spun it down in this guy, checked it under the scope.

0:43:220:43:25

It's cornstarch.

0:43:250:43:26

Cornstarch?

0:43:260:43:27

Which is found pretty much everywhere.

0:43:270:43:29

But the dispersal of the powder - not just all over the clothes

0:43:290:43:32

but embedded in the fabric - prompted a best guess.

0:43:320:43:35

I think your victim was in a car where the air bag exploded.

0:43:360:43:39

Maconi has form for stolen airbags.

0:43:410:43:43

That's leverage.

0:43:430:43:44

He tells us where Beale is

0:43:440:43:46

or we take our time turning his garage over.

0:43:460:43:49

Yeah, starting with that machine room upstairs.

0:43:490:43:51

Marks on his vice match marks on Tina's screwdrivers.

0:43:510:43:54

My guess is she's into air-bag theft

0:43:540:43:56

and bent the tips to prise them out...

0:43:560:43:58

Always happy to help!

0:44:000:44:02

There's no bruising in the musculature of the neck.

0:44:120:44:15

OK.

0:44:150:44:17

The hyoid bone is fractured, but there's no bleeding.

0:44:170:44:20

And that tells you what?

0:44:200:44:21

That the ligature wound was inflicted after death.

0:44:210:44:24

The skull fracture killed her?

0:44:240:44:25

Making strangulation redundant.

0:44:250:44:27

Maybe not. Maybe that was the main event.

0:44:290:44:32

I worked on a serial case when I was a DC.

0:44:340:44:37

The guy's thing was posthumous mutilation.

0:44:370:44:39

He killed his victims with a hammer and then had his fun.

0:44:390:44:44

He's confident, careful and forensically aware.

0:44:450:44:48

I'd be very surprised if he hadn't killed before.

0:44:480:44:50

I might be able to help with a timeline on the injury to Lucy's ear.

0:44:550:44:59

How?

0:44:590:45:00

A recent selfie. Uploaded automatically to her cloud.

0:45:000:45:04

Yeah.

0:45:060:45:08

Note...there, the lovely - but snaggable - earrings.

0:45:080:45:13

Photo was taken nine days ago.

0:45:130:45:16

You thought the ear injury was over a week old.

0:45:160:45:20

Could have just been a sartorial mishap.

0:45:200:45:22

But it would be nice to be sure.

0:45:220:45:24

If you'd nothing to hide, Mr Beale, why did you run?

0:45:240:45:29

You never said you was police!

0:45:290:45:31

You never gave us much chance.

0:45:310:45:33

I didn't know who you were.

0:45:330:45:36

Tina had a lot of dodgy mates, God rest her soul.

0:45:360:45:39

God rest her soul.

0:45:410:45:43

Dumped in wasteland. Talk about insult to injury.

0:45:460:45:50

That's where you found her?

0:45:500:45:52

Where is this place?

0:45:520:45:53

I ask the questions, Wesley.

0:45:530:45:55

Your finger prints are all over these screwdrivers.

0:45:560:45:59

Want to tell me what the angled tips are about?

0:45:590:46:02

No idea.

0:46:030:46:05

I think they make it easier to prise the airbags out without them deploying.

0:46:050:46:10

That's your line of work, isn't it? Airbags. One of them, anyway.

0:46:100:46:15

Well, what happened? You and Tina have a falling out?

0:46:160:46:19

She didn't want to do it any more?

0:46:190:46:21

And you found another use for your screwdrivers?

0:46:210:46:23

KNOCKING

0:46:230:46:26

You got a minute?

0:46:260:46:28

We swept his car and his flat.

0:46:280:46:31

There's no sign of any air-bag residue.

0:46:310:46:33

Shit!

0:46:330:46:34

You said whoever killed Tina had superhuman strength?

0:46:370:46:40

Well, I didn't use those precise words.

0:46:400:46:42

Oh, whatever. He's a big bastard, isn't he?

0:46:420:46:46

I haven't got a thing to hold him on.

0:46:470:46:49

I'm sorry to put you through this, Alice.

0:46:540:46:56

It's OK.

0:46:560:46:58

Look like them?

0:47:260:47:27

They were Mum's.

0:47:290:47:30

Is that your husband outside?

0:47:430:47:45

Yes. He's waiting to take me home.

0:47:450:47:48

So, Lucy lived here all by herself?

0:47:500:47:52

You can ask.

0:47:520:47:55

Why didn't big sister get the big house?

0:47:550:47:58

My parents cut me out of their will.

0:47:590:48:01

They were worried whatever money they left me would've gone straight up my nose.

0:48:010:48:06

Back then, they were probably right.

0:48:080:48:10

The blood found here matched Lucy's DNA.

0:48:150:48:18

Lucy told her sister that she caught her earring

0:48:180:48:20

on a bush getting out of a taxi.

0:48:200:48:22

But even if the taxi didn't drop her at the front door...

0:48:230:48:26

Seems a stretch she'd stumble into the bushes.

0:48:280:48:31

So, why lie about it?

0:48:330:48:35

We'll swab for DNA, but there's an outside chance you won't have to wait that long.

0:48:370:48:42

Why not?

0:48:420:48:43

Partial print in the blood.

0:48:430:48:45

Probably Lucy's, but it's on the large side.

0:48:460:48:51

Not Lucy's.

0:49:120:49:13

Christ! That's Alice's husband.

0:49:130:49:15

Lucy's blood. Your fingerprint.

0:49:170:49:21

With your record, I'm thinking you wanted drug money.

0:49:210:49:24

When Alice's parents cut her out of their will,

0:49:250:49:28

Lucy promised that she'd get her share.

0:49:280:49:31

She reneged?

0:49:310:49:32

They died within a month of each other two years ago. We never saw a penny.

0:49:320:49:36

And Alice with a baby on the way.

0:49:360:49:38

Exactly, and we've been clean for more than a year.

0:49:380:49:41

Both of us.

0:49:410:49:43

So, you confronted her?

0:49:430:49:44

What do you want, Jasper?

0:49:500:49:51

Can I come in a second, please?

0:49:510:49:53

My financial affairs are between me and my sister.

0:49:530:49:55

Well, your sister's carrying my child.

0:49:550:49:57

If she wants to play happy families with a junkie, that's her prerogative.

0:49:570:50:00

Oh!

0:50:000:50:01

If... If she'd have just talked to me in a civilised way...

0:50:090:50:12

Where were you Saturday morning?

0:50:140:50:16

At home.

0:50:160:50:17

With Alice?

0:50:170:50:18

No, she had an antenatal class.

0:50:180:50:22

You must've been crapping yourself she'd tell Alice what you'd done.

0:50:220:50:26

That was motive enough to shut Lucy up, and if it wasn't?

0:50:260:50:29

Well, there's the massive sweetener that with her gone, Alice would inherit

0:50:290:50:33

-and you'd be moved into that big house before the baby was born.

-That is NOT what happened.

0:50:330:50:36

-Prove it.

-No. That's your job.

0:50:360:50:38

Alice. There's something you need to know about Jasper.

0:50:500:50:54

Tell me you've got something, please?

0:50:560:50:59

Jasper's car tyres match the width of the brake marks on the lane.

0:50:590:51:03

We can compare rubber samples all day long, but it's not DNA.

0:51:030:51:08

What does he do? Jasper?

0:51:110:51:14

He taught creative writing.

0:51:140:51:15

Interesting.

0:51:150:51:16

Why?

0:51:160:51:17

Well, if you're right about him,

0:51:170:51:19

we could be looking at some very creative staging.

0:51:190:51:22

He runs Lucy down but she doesn't die.

0:51:220:51:25

He doesn't have the stomach to kill her with his bare hands,

0:51:250:51:28

so he keeps her somewhere while he summons the courage.

0:51:280:51:31

When it comes to disposal,

0:51:310:51:32

he does everything he can to suggest a psychosexual motive.

0:51:320:51:35

The severed hair, the body left naked, the posthumous strangulation.

0:51:350:51:39

All misdirection.

0:51:390:51:41

He is arrogant enough to try that on, but I need more than theories.

0:51:410:51:45

If it wasn't for the water we would know more about where he kept her.

0:51:450:51:48

There is one place that we haven't looked. Her turbinates.

0:51:480:51:51

The cavities in her nose.

0:51:510:51:53

Not usually examined at PM, but they can trap material not detectable elsewhere on the body.

0:51:530:51:58

Listen, please...

0:53:170:53:18

There's nothing I want to hear you say.

0:53:180:53:20

She was never going to give us the money. Never.

0:53:200:53:23

I-I was thinking of our baby!

0:53:230:53:25

My baby!

0:53:250:53:26

I ran the washings from Lucy Chatham's turbinates -

0:53:290:53:32

nothing out of the ordinary except trace levels of cornstarch.

0:53:320:53:35

Cornstarch?

0:53:350:53:37

What?

0:53:370:53:38

Thomas! You're going to want to see this.

0:53:420:53:45

-What is it?

-What's this sample from?

0:53:460:53:49

This is cornstarch found on their victim, Tina Lunt.

0:53:490:53:52

-As you know, I think it's from an air bag.

-Yeah, and...?

0:53:520:53:55

And Clarissa's just retrieved cornstarch powder from Lucy Chatham's turbinates.

0:53:550:53:59

The samples are identical.

0:53:590:54:01

Hang on, hang on...

0:54:010:54:02

If they are from airbags,

0:54:020:54:03

then surely hundreds are deployed every day, yeah?

0:54:030:54:06

But the majority have silicate filling, not cornstarch.

0:54:060:54:08

What are the chances of two women being murdered within a day

0:54:080:54:11

of each other coming into contact with the same cornstarch powder?

0:54:110:54:15

Bloody slim, I'd say.

0:54:150:54:17

We're working the same case.

0:54:170:54:18

Do you have a suspect in your case?

0:54:180:54:21

Listen... I'm not stupid.

0:54:210:54:23

When nice people like you don't call the police, that's unusual.

0:54:240:54:28

When you start moving dead bodies, that's just plain weird.

0:54:280:54:32

I don't want an explanation. I just want paying.

0:54:340:54:37

MOBILE RINGS

0:54:410:54:44

SHE KNOCKS

0:54:550:54:57

VEHICLE APPROACHES

0:56:470:56:49

VEHICLE REVS LOUDLY

0:56:570:57:00

CRASHING Argh!

0:57:000:57:03

Argh! CRUNCHING

0:57:140:57:16

HE GASPS

0:57:230:57:26

If this is the same killer, he's learning fast.

0:57:360:57:39

We know from Lucy that you blow up when things don't go your way.

0:57:390:57:42

Is that what happened to Beale?

0:57:420:57:43

You were found innocent, so why did you change your name?

0:57:430:57:46

And I know her well enough to know when she's lying.

0:57:470:57:50

I think they've seen each other.

0:57:500:57:52

It's very important you don't take any more calls, Jess.

0:57:520:57:54

-The police will be tracking your phone.

-What...?

0:57:540:57:56

It's our worst decisions that define us, Nikki -

0:57:560:58:00

they're the ones we have to live by.

0:58:000:58:01

# Testator silens

0:58:010:58:08

# Costestes e spiritu

0:58:080:58:17

# Silentium. #

0:58:170:58:25

When a photogenic young schoolteacher goes missing, Jack and Nikki are called to the scene and quickly find themselves at the centre of a media storm. Meanwhile, Thomas fights a lone crusade for justice for a troubled young woman who was killed in puzzling circumstances.