A couple visit the station to complain that their burglary has not been investigated. They nearly deter a young woman from reporting that she has been attacked. W.P.C. Ackland and D.C. Lines interview the woman, and Lines realises that it is part of a pattern, linking it to other attacks in the same area. Ch. Supt. Brownlow and D.I. Burnside want to catch the burglary gang first, but after Lines contacts a local reporter who makes a call to Brownlow, they agree to Lines's plan.
- Eric Richard as Sgt. Cryer
- Kevin Lloyd as D.C. Lines
- Christopher Ellison as D.I. Burnside
- Peter Ellis as Ch. Supt. Brownlow
- Ben Roberts as Ch. Insp. Conway
- Colin Tarrant as Insp. Monroe
- Lynne Miller as W.P.C. Marshall
- Trudie Goodwin as W.P.C. Ackland
- Huw Higginson as P.C. Garfield
- This storyline is continued in the following episode, Somebody's Husband.