Meet the cast of No Offence series two

Who’s who in Paul Abbott's female-led police comedy-drama on Channel 4

Sarah Solemani plays DS Christine Lickberg


Christine is the strict, young, hyper-aspirational new boss.

“She is intrigued by Deering, she has a different way of working, a bit more formal, following protocol, doing things by ‘the book’. She observes how Deering not just thinks ‘outside the box’, but puts a grenade in the box, blows up the box then pisses on the box to destroy the evidence. They were a great ‘odd couple’ in that respect.” – Solemani

Where do I recognise Sarah Solemani from?

Solemani is best known for her role as a slob in her 20s alongside Russell Tovey in the comedy series Him & Her. She’s also appeared in Bad Education and recently starred in Bridget Jones’s Baby as Bridget’s new friend Miranda.

Rakie Ayola plays Nora Attah


Nora is a business woman and the matriarch of a Manchester crime family.

“She definitely plays Deering, though she wouldn’t bother if she didn’t have a great deal of respect for her. I think Nora genuinely likes Deering – but not the fact that they are on opposite sides of the law.” – Ayola

Where do I recognise Rakie Ayola from?

Ayola was in Dredd, Sahara and Holby City. You may also recognise her from Black Mirror and EastEnders.

Will Mellor plays DC Spike Tanner


A very driven detective, Spike is a risk taker with an unshakeable moral compass. He’s the emotional glue in the team.

“Spike’s got a real heart. He’s had quite a shady past and because of that, he always wants to give people a chance.” – Mellor

Where do I recognise Will Mellor from? 


He’s best known for Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, Broadchurch and In the Club. Mellor has also been in Line of Duty, Death in Paradise, EastEnders and Hollyoaks.