Suspects Series 1 Episode 5
Suspects Series 1
Wednesday 12 March 2014
10 – 11 pm
Jack and Charlie are called out to a park in the early hours where a teenage girl has been stabbed. The girl managed to exit the park and flag down a cabbie, who took her to hospital when he saw the knife protruding from her stomach. With no ID to go on and the victim too weak to be interviewed, the team pull in cabbie Max Lowell for questioning. Charlie wonders why he did not call 999.
When the girl is identified as Anna Fisher, Jack and Charlie rush round to her address. They find her stepfather, Shaun Jones, out cold on heroin and naked pictures of Anna on a laptop. He claims that the laptop is Anna’s and they had argued about the pictures before she stormed out of the house. The pictures were for her boyfriend, she had said. But why did Anna take a path in the opposite direction to her home to seek help after being stabbed? And what was Shaun doing in the park that night if he didn’t go after Anna?
The hospital reports back on Anna’s condition. She was eight weeks pregnant and shows signs of possible self-harming. It also appears that she has been sexually assaulted, possibly a gang rape, although not that evening.
A text message on Anna’s mobile leads the team to her friend Carrie, who arranged to meet her in the park last night. She says that they often went there to get drunk and meet boys. But there is also another number on Anna’s mobile – belonging to Max, the cab driver. She has rung him four times in the last month, yet he said that he did not know her. And Max’s brother is Carrie’s boyfriend…
Via Channel 5
Damien Molony – DS Jack Weston
Fay Ripley – DI Martha Bellamy
Clare-Hope Ashitey – DC Charlie Steele
Max Lowell – Chris Levens
Jason Lowell – Gavin Brocker
Anna Fisher – Izzie Tovey
Shaun Jones – Simon Parker
Carrie Evans – Ronke Adekoluejo
Director: Craig Pickles
Executive Producer: Paul Marquess
Series Producer: Kara Manley
Writers / Co-creators: Darren Fairhurst, Steve Hughes, Paul Marquess