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Series 2 - Episode 5
Innocent Graves - Part One
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One of the first rules of detection is not to make a promise you may not be able to keep. Yet Detective Alan Banks still guarantees the distraught father of 16-year-old Ellie Clayton that he will track down her murderer.
Ellie had been found, some time after leaving her regular theatre workshop, strangled and dumped in East Vale Valley Park. Could this ill-advised vow be the reason why the morose copper is so convinced that he’s found the killer even though DI Morten points out how woolly the evidence is? And is it wise to proceed considering how many of his cases the CPS have knocked back recently? The story concludes tomorrow.
Part one of two. Frustrated that a number of cases have been knocked back by the Crown Prosecution Service, Banks and the team are called on to investigate the murder of teenager Ellie Clayton, daughter of a high-profile internet entrepreneur. The victim's background, together with the suggestion she may have been raped, means the incident is soon the subject of much media speculation, and strong evidence implicates a theatre director who ran a drama workshop the girl attended on the night she died. The detective believes he has found his man, but Morton fears her colleague isn't seeing the bigger picture.
Cast & Crew
DI Helen Morton
DS Winsome Jackman
DC Ken Blackstone
Defence barrister Vizard
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