The Met: Policing London

The Met: Policing London

Series 2 - Episode 4



Homeless Gary is arrested after waving a knife and demanding supermarket staff open a till. In the police custody suite he’s asked what he’s had to drink. “In the past six hours… 24 cans of Stella.” Is he an alcoholic, wonders the officer; “I’m getting there.”

Gary, who carries his mum’s ashes in his bag, is a lost soul and the police inspector on duty feels sorry for him. Not all custody guests are as easy-going though. Another inmate (“his real name’s Martin but he wants to be known as Lucifer”) is subdued by riot-gear-clad officers after “strong verbal communication” fails.

In the fourth instalment of a fascinating series, there’s a huge policing operation as anarchists assemble in the centre of London for their annual Million Mask march. Police liaison officers go into the crowd to try to establish a rapport, but no one wants to be friendly….

Meanwhile in Croydon, someone is mutilating cats.


The officers deal with the challenges of London's busiest custody suite, as a detainee in Brixton has stripped naked and refuses to come out of his cell to go to court, while in another cell a 54-year-old man has been brought in for threatening a cashier in his local supermarket with a knife. Meanwhile, Detective Andy Collin is tasked to crack the mysterious case of the Croydon cat-killer, and fearing that these vicious attacks on animals could escalate to humans, the race is on for Andy to find a suspect.

Cast & Crew

Executive Producer Aysha Rafaele
Series Producer Shona Thompson