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24 hours in Police Custody

24 hours in Police Custody24 hours in Police Custody

Original, exciting, funny and shocking

Filmed using a combination of fixed rig and handheld cameras and with unique access to both detectives and suspects, this is the reality of policing on the front line.

From the cell block to the police chief, this series shows a modern police station as never seen before. Combining the drama of cops and robbers in the real world with the humanity and humour of 24 Hours in A&E, we watch the police fighting against the clock to catch out criminals and make the streets safe.

24 Hours in Police Custody is police work as you have never seen it before.

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Series 3, Episode 1

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A truck is stopped carrying migrants that have been trafficked to the UK. The driver is under arrest and the 15 migrants are taken to 3 different stations because of capacity.

Series 3, Episode 2

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Vigilante paedophile hunters are posing online as underage girls, but will this help police catch potential offenders or help them escape justice?

Series 3, Episode 3

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Policing tensions between extremist groups in one of the most ethnically and religiously diverse towns in the UK is a daily challenge for Bedfordshire police.

Series 3, Episode 4

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Two lives change in a heartbeat after a single punch fells a man outside a nightclub. The blow kills the victim and the police arrest the attacker.

Series 3, Episode 5

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Luton faces a rash of armed robberies. The crimes have one thing in common - the victims have undergone the trauma of being violently robbed at knife point.

Series 3, Episode 6

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With the domestic violence crimes being given a high priority and new powers to charge suspects, the police have their work cut out navigating these very personal stories.

Series 3, Episode 7

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A man is on the run from Operation Bosun, Bedfordshire's specialist unit who tackle gun crime.

Series 3, Episode 8

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As Luton takes to the streets to celebrate it's annual May carnival, a man seizes his opportunity to enter a house and commit a heinous crime.

Series 3, Episode 9

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A young woman has made a complaint of rape against a man she met in a bar. Police immediately begin a search for any forensic evidence in order to identify their suspect.

Series 3, Episode 10

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Can detectives decipher what has happened after a man walks out of a hotel blood-soaked, holding a fire extinguisher and shouting that he's killed someone?

Series 3, Episode 11

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A distressed woman arrives at Luton Police station, where officers have to tell her that her 76 year old husband is under arrest following allegations of historic child sex abuse.

Series 3, Episode 12

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A man comes to Luton Police station claiming that his life's in danger and that he's just escaped from a slave-owning gang. Over 200 officers launch a dawn raid on the suspects.

Series 3, Episode 13

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A man has been attacked and left unconscious on the floor of a crowded pub for over 30 minutes. Detectives face a wall of silence as they search for evidence.

Series 3, Episode 14

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A care worker denies stealing a gold bracelet. A young man denies being involved in a stabbing. Another suspect is questioned about an assault.

Series 4, Episode 1

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Police officers from across Bedfordshire have to come to terms with the fact that one of their own, a colleague and someone some regard as a friend, is a corrupt cop.

Series 4, Episode 2

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It is 4:30 am Saturday and Bedfordshire Police are called to Dunstable Town Centre where a man has driven a car into a group of revellers outside a kebab shop, before fleeing on foot…

Series 4, Episode 3

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A man lies dead in a park in Peterborough. Who is the victim and how did he find himself dumped overnight in open ground? Detectives are called in to investigate.

Series 4, Episode 4

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Police are searching for a couple who they believe have preyed on a young vulnerable woman by taking over her flat in order to use it as a base for a drug fuelled crime spree.