Suspects (2014–…): Season 4, Episode 1 - AWOL - full transcript

Ken Baxter stages a roof-top protest over his missing soldier son Pete whilst Pete's mistress Sophie is the victim of a hit and run incident. Pete's friend Eddie is a primer suspect as is Sophie's husband Ricky whilst Sophie's friend Caitlin also has something to hide. Ricky is arrested for the hit and run but when Ken is also killed Martha and her team must look elsewhere for the guilty party.

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have been called this morning

to the scene of a one-man
protest in East London.

Ken Baxter is demanding
answers from the army

following the disappearance
of his son, Pete.

Pete, a serving lance corporal,
went missing a week ago

amidst allegations that he
was bullied by fellow soldiers.

- His name is Ken Baxter.
- Yeah.

His son had just returned
from a second tour

of Helmand Province
in Afghanistan.

Made some pretty
serious allegations

about bullying
from his regiment,

and he disappeared
about a week ago.

Ken? My name's Martha.
A detective inspector.

KEN: I don't want to
speak to the police!

I've been through this already!
I need to speak to the army!

BELLAMY: Ken, what do you think

Pete would think
of you up there?

That's not the bloody
point! Where is Pete?!

BELLAMY: Well, I tell you what,

I think he'd be worried
about you, don't you?

Look at me.

I'm exactly who you
should be talking to.

Everyone's heard what you're
saying on the way to work,

but now it's done.

Let's go and find Pete,
shall we, together?

We're gonna talk this through.

We're gonna find
your boy, all right?

KEN: You promise me?!

BELLAMY: Do you know
what, Ken? You've got my word.

Martha Bellamy.
Making you a promise.

Good man.

[Police radio chatter]

Charlie, have you got anything
on the Pete Baxter case yet?

I rang his regiment, the
Royal Cambrian Fusiliers.

Apparently, he's just come
back from a tour in Afghanistan

about three weeks ago.

Before he came back,

he witnessed a child being
blown up in a Taliban attack.

And when he got back, he
was referred to their welfare

and diagnosed with
post-traumatic stress disorder.

Smells of high risk.

That's why I think
it should be military.

We shouldn't be wasting
our time on this kind of thing.

Look, he's gone
missing on our ground.

- So it's a civilian matter.
- Boss, sorry...

Internet referral
from Crimestoppers.

They've just had an
anonymous informant

saying the missing
soldier is dead.

Baxter missing soldier?

Well, no, it just says the
missing soldier's dead.

I want to know you're
gonna keep your promise.

I want to ask you about Pete.

I am gonna keep my promise.
That's why I'm here, all right?

When did you last see him?

A week ago.

He, um...

Yeah, he was going up to the pub

to meet some of his
mates from his unit.

Sounds pretty normal.

Yeah, quite. Pretty normal.

And I wasn't bothered either

that he'd not come
home that night.

And I wasn't bothered

that I hadn't heard from
him the next day either.

I just assumed he'd got lucky

and found a girlfriend
or something.

I thought that would probably
do him a power of good.

Is it normal for
him to disappear

for this amount of time?

Not without saying where
he is or what he's up to a bit.

And with his mother's
funeral looming,

it was very out of character.

Ken, did he miss his
mum's funeral, then?

- Yeah.
- Oh, my condolences.

I'm sorry to hear that.

Two days ago, um,

Juliet was buried.

And for him not to be
at his mother's funeral

is completely out of character.

When he came back from
Afghanistan, how was his mood?

How was he?

Well, I'd say he was quite
withdrawn, quite agitated.

And one incident in particular

seemed to have
lodged in his mind.

Is this the bullying?

Well, he said he'd been "got
at" in a letter that we received.

I assumed he'd been got at

by the situations that they
were finding themselves in.

It's very stressful, obviously.

But I'm beginning to wonder
now whether he actually meant

he'd been got at by other
people in the regiment.

WESTON: So this is
the CCTV from the pub

where Pete went drinking
with his army mates.

This is the last
known sighting of Pete.

Okay, this is our
man, Pete Baxter,

missing for over seven days.

A lance corporal in the army.

Two tours of Helmand
Province in Afghanistan.

These are the three
people that we know of,

according to Ken Baxter,
who saw Pete last in the pub.

Sophie West, lance corporal;
Caitlin Neames, sergeant;

and the boss of them all,
Eddie Mulville, staff sergeant.

So we need to get these guys in,

interview them, talk to
them, find out what they know.

Okay, uh, Charlie, how did
you go with the regiment?

Get any files on the
bullying allegation?

Actually, I've rung
the welfare office,

I've rung the main office,

but I don't really think
they want to speak to a D.C.

I'm just being
shunted between them.

I think it might be easier if
you called, to be honest, boss.

Let's have a chat
out here, Caitlin.

There can't be many woman
sergeants knocking about.

Yeah, well, I've
worked my ass off.

Not everyone's army.

Do you mean like Pete?

Pete is a really good squaddie,

but he's so messed up since
we come back off our last tour.

And we thought him coming
home, he'd settle back,

but stuff with his mum and
then his dad leaning on him.

I think he finds his
dad a bit suffocating.

When was the last
time you saw Pete?

When we left the pub.

Okay, 'cause I've had a
look at some of the CCTV

from inside the pub, and it
looks like the four of you...

Not have a fight, but you
know, words were exchanged.

It all looks pretty heated.

CAITLIN: Pete was just
in a bad mood that night.

And so I said something,
he took offense.

He had a pop at
me. Eddie stepped in.

It was just really stupid.

And is he like that
normally, quite sort of tetchy,

or is that just since he's come
back with all this PTSD stuff?

No, he's... he's fine.

He's just a bit
messed up, that's all.

I don't really understand

why everyone wants
to put a label on it.

He's all right.

We've spoken to Pete's
dad, obviously... Ken...

And he told us about
the bullying allegations

that Pete had made against...
Well, against your regiment.

It's not bullying.

Like, some people would
take it in certain ways.

Like, Pete's a
very sensitive guy.

We call it beasting.

- It's a bit of fun.
- What's beasting?

It's just a bit of fun.

It's just to toughen
him up a little bit.

One night we put
on some balaclavas,

took him outside,
and tied him to a pole.

Now, I know that that seems...

It's like a stag night.

Think of how many stags
have been left on a pole.

- That sounds like torture to me.
- It wasn't torture.

And he was set
free. He was fine.

He wasn't tortured. He
wasn't hurt or harmed.

Yeah? They looking after you?

We've established that
Pete's phone has been used

since he disappeared.

Has he been in touch with you?

I don't know, I'll check.
Thank God for that.


Do you have a landline?

- Answering machine at home?
- Yeah. Yeah.

First thing you do
when you get home,

check that, give me a call.

- You have my number.
- I have.

And we'll go from there.

Only come in if you've
got something useful to say.

I do. Um, Charlie is tracking
down Sophie West as we speak.

Her husband, Ricky
West, is a kitchen fitter.

- Three years ago...
- That'd be handy for you.

You've only got a
microwave and kettle.

Yeah, right.

He did nine months for
a drunk and disorderly

and ABH on a police officer.

- Shall we talk to...
- [Knock on door]

Sorry. You in the
middle of something?

I've got Pete's call data here.

He's made a ton of calls
since he went missing.

Couple of calls to a taxi firm.

More interestingly, loads
of calls to Sophie West.

That's good. You've
got loads to go on.

Brilliant. Crack on, then, guys.

I left her a voice mail asking
her to come in, but no answer.

But I guess I'll try
to track her down.


Hi. D.C. Steele.

Would you mind coming
down to the station for a bit,

just for a little chat?

Yeah. Can I make
a phone call first?

- Sure. I'm just over there.
- Cool.

[Tires screech, thud]


Police at the site.

Failed to stop.

I need police. I need ambulance.

No, no, no. She's breathing,
but she's unconscious.

Sophie, if you can hear
me, please squeeze my hand.

Traffic have confirmed

that the van deliberately
mounted the curb,

which means that we're
dealing with a targeted attack.

This is a hit-and-run... An
attempted murder, in essence.

Victim, Sophie West.

What are her injuries, Charlie?

She's got a couple
of fractured ribs

and a shattered collarbone

and loads of cuts and
bruises to her face, arms, legs.

BELLAMY: Uniform are
locating next of kin, so...

Are we gonna state the obvious?

I mean, fact that Sophie
West was one of the last people

to see Pete Baxter in the pub.

The fact just as she's
about to talk to police,

she gets hit by a car.

Yes, we are gonna
discuss that. All in good time.

This is a hit-and-run. You
need the person who's run.

So therefore we
need the van, all right?

Priority is finding the van.

All right, number
plates, please.

So intelligence unit
have got a partial index.

Running for potential matches.
Looking at stolen vehicles.

Just, you know,
distilling it down.

I got Pete's laptop in. I
got a copy of his hard drive.

I've been going
through his e-mails.

Most of the e-mails since he's
come back from Afghanistan

have been to Sophie West.


I've got to be honest,
they're pretty aggressive.

Like, he's giving as
she didn't back him up

when he made his
bullying allegations.

Um, it's pretty
threatening stuff.

We're saying that Pete
Baxter might be crazy enough

to hop in a van and
mow Sophie down.

And I know you're
not convinced by it,

but there's still that
e-mail to Crimestoppers

saying the missing
soldier's dead.

Yeah, but, I mean, that
could be Pete himself

trying to cover his tracks.

Let's concentrate
on what we've got.

We've got a witness, Sophie,
who's now fit for interview.

- No.
- This her?

- Hi. Sophie West?
- SOPHIE: Hi. Yeah.

Yes, I'm Martha Bellamy,
detective inspector.

- Hi.
- Ouch!

- Yeah.
- [Groans]

- STEELE: Hello.
- Hi.

Thank you so much.

Hey, it's kind of
what we're here for.

Before we were so
rudely interrupted earlier,

I'd come to ask you about Pete.

We still have no
idea where he is.


Sophie, where
do you think he is?

You've known him a long time.
What do you think's happened?

No idea.

Like, we're all really
worried about him.

His mum's just died,
and I don't know.

He was acting really weird
when we were in Germany.

Kind of... I reported
him for PTSD.

He was having cold
sweats, nightmares.

Was he quite angry
about you reporting him?

He doesn't know.

Is there any way he
could've found out?

No, the army is really
strict on stuff like that.

Do you think
maybe you let it slip

in any of the phone calls you've
had since you've come back?

'Cause you've spoken
quite a lot, haven't you?

Here and there.

BELLAMY: Have you spoken
since you last saw him at the pub?

He left a couple of voice mails.

BELLAMY: Did he?
What did he say?

He was just kind of upset.

Just being kind of usual
Pete, like, a bit needy.

Do you think that we can
listen to those voice messages?

I deleted them.

You deleted the voice mails.
So I can't listen to anything?


But there'll probably be a
record of that somewhere.

And tell me this...

Do you think that he
would be angry enough

to drive a car at you?


- [Door opens]
- RICKY: Soph?

- Ricky.
- Sophie, are you all right?

Look at your face.

Mr. West, I'm Detective
Inspector Martha Bellamy.

I'm gonna just take you
away for five minutes,

have a quick chat
with you outside.

- No, I think...
- It won't take long, Sophie.

Listen, I want you to get
back to your wife, all right?

Quickly as possible.

So, what I want to ask you is,

is there anybody who has
been threatening Sophie?

Is there anyone
that she's scared of?

- Yeah.
- Anyone you can think of at all?

- Yeah?
- Yeah... Ken.

He's been ringing
her up, saying about,

I don't know, that
he's gone missing,

he doesn't know
where his son is,

this, that, and the other,

like it's got something
to do with her.

- Do you know what I mean?
- Right.

And she's been upset
with these phone calls?

- Yeah, she has been upset.
- Right.

It's doing my head in.
It's doing our head in.

Just been for a quick pint.

Well, I bet you have.

No, what I mean is... No, I went
to see the landlord at the pub.

He remembers asking four
soldiers in civvies to leave.

The following morning he
goes out to take the bottles out,

notices blood on the wall,

and the absolute
brainbox washes the blood.


I've got SOCOs down there
now, though, looking at...

Yeah, okay, get them to
sweep the whole of the alley.

What I really need
is Pete's DNA.

I'm doing that now.


[Rings doorbell]

Ken? How are you?

Come on.

- Is it okay if I just...
- Yeah, come on.

Yeah? I just need
to have a quick word.

We're just trying to
trace Pete's movements.

I was wondering if I could
have a quick word with you,

maybe have a
look at his bedroom.

I need a sample of Pete's DNA,

ideally from a toothbrush
or whatever you've got.


It's... It's completely
standard procedure.

I do this in every single
case. Nothing to worry about.

Uh, y-yeah.

You know what?

He did write this.

Said if anything
happened to him.

WESTON: Come on,
Ken. Nothing has happened.

Okay? Pete's just missing.

There's one way you can help...

Get me the toothbrush, then
start making some phone calls.

- A toothbrush.
- Yeah?

- Yeah.
- Good man.

Were Pete and Sophie close?

KEN: Yeah. Same unit.

[Knock on door]

I hate it when she just
ignores me like that.

Um, Pete's DNA. Toothbrush.
I'm gonna check it out.

- STEELE: Uh-huh.
- Found this in Pete's room.

Sophie and Pete.

I asked Ken about it. He
says they're pretty close.

They did basic
training together.

After basic training, she got
shipped off somewhere else,

he got shipped to Cyprus.

And within three
months or something,

she marries Ricky in
a whirlwind romance.

My question is now,

is whether after Afghanistan
they get back together

and Ricky, in
some fit of jealousy,

smashes his wife
in a hit-and-run.

No, I checked with the DVLA.

Ricky drives a beaten-up
white Transit, not a blue van.

- Can you put that on the board?
- Yeah. Sure.

Or you could do it, but...



Yeah, absolutely, yes.

Okay. Thank you.

- [Telephone hangs up]
- Thank you.


DNA on the toothbrush
matches DNA in the alleyway.

So that proves there was some
sort of physical confrontation

that led from the inside
of the pub to outside.

Okay. Eddie,
Caitlin, bring them in.

- Arrest?
- Suspicion of... yeah... ABH.

- Thank you.
- Yes, of course.

Pete came in. He was late.

Didn't have his wallet,

so we were buying
him drinks all night.

And he wasn't...
He wasn't himself.

Someone... me... cracked
a joke. Pete took it badly.

He started on me
from out of nowhere.

And Eddie steps in.

You know, tries to
defuse the situation.


Pete's been itching for a fight
with Eddie since I can remember.

It's been brewing up for ages.

Okay, so that's inside the pub.

And the landlord
asks you to leave?

- Yeah.
- And then what happens?

So we go outside.
Pete won't leave it alone.

He wants a fight with
Eddie. They have a fight.

He's drunk... Pete's
drunk. Eddie's drunk.

And, uh, Eddie
throws a lucky punch,

and he gets him
right on the nose.

He was the one coming
towards me, if I'm honest.

Like, I'm really sorry,
but, yeah, we had a fight.

Why is his blood all
over the alleyway?

It was a lucky punch.

I was as pissed as he was.

It was like two brothers
fighting with each other.

He was legless.

I punched him in the
nose, it went, it burst.

I wish I'd have just
walked away from him.

- You probably should have.
- Yeah.

Well, that was it. It was done.

Sophie gave him money for
a cab, and we all went home.

Pete and Sophie
seeing each other?

Not to my knowledge.

[Knock on door]

We've just spoken
to Eddie and Caitlin.

Those two interviews
match up, then?

Yeah, I mean, their
stories have changed,

but they've changed in
an absolutely identical way.

It's word for word.

It's as if they sat down
in a room together

and said, "You
say this. I say this."

Boys and girls down
at telephone intelligence

have totally come up trumps.

They've retrieved one of
Pete's deleted messages.

- I need to hear that.
- Great.

- Okay?
- Okay.

As a matter of urgency. Go.

EDDIE: Hi, Sophie. It's Eddie.

I was just phoning to
make sure you're okay.

Yeah, um, give me a
call when you get this.

We know Pete's
phone has been used.

We track all the records

of the calls that Pete has made

in the week that
he's gone missing.

We go to taxi firms,
takeaway firms.

We talk to Sophie about the
numerous phone calls made.

At no point in the
interview process so far

have you mentioned at any stage

that it was you making
calls from Pete's phone.

Why not?!

- I don't know.
- You don't know?

What... What does that mean?

I was looking after
myself, wasn't I?

I'm sorry. I took
his phone. I'm sorry.

Your best mate is missing.
Your best mate could be dead.

Did I know this was
going to happen?

Did I know he was
going to go missing?

Why are you stopping us
from doing our job, Eddie?

The boy's just probably
went away somewhere

for some time to himself.

I told you, he's off his head.

I took his phone out of spite.

- Spite?
- Aye.

- It fell out during the fight.
- Pathetic.

I know it's pathetic.

Are you aware that we've
had an anonymous message

saying that Pete is dead?

What? When did... When was this?

I don't know nothing
about it. Like...

How does that make you feel?

It's fucking horrible. I don't
want my pal to be dead.

I'm here to help
as much as I can.

I get that I led you
down a few dark paths,

but, like, that's purely
looking after myself.

- [Groans]
- You okay?

- [Water pouring]
- Yeah.

- [Water gurgling]
- [Sighs]

I just feel like...

We thought Pete
was using his phone,

but it wasn't
him... It was Eddie.

I mean, surely that
Crimestoppers e-mail

is starting to look a
little bit more credible?

Okay. Whoa, whoa. Okay.

What makes you such a
good cop is your instinct,

but don't jump to conclusions.

Thousands of people
go missing every year.

They're not all lying
at the bottom of a river.

Some people just
don't want to be found.

And we owe it to Ken

because we promised him
to try our best to find his son.

So that's what we've got to do.

Yeah, yeah. All right.

He's not dead
till we find a body.

- Okay?
- Yeah.

Number-one rule.

[Train rumbling]

BELLAMY: Look, if Pete and
Sophie had got back together

and Ricky thought
they'd got back together,

whether they did or not,
would that motivate him?

- Do you know what I mean?
- To get Pete?

- BELLAMY: Yeah, exactly.
- STEELE: Sorry.

I've got the CCTV from
the ATM that Pete used.

There he is.

The machine won't give him
any cash, and he's not happy.

Takes it out on some
poor homeless guy.

WESTON: Oh, Jesus, no.

Maybe he was drunk.

WESTON: We have been
trying over the past few hours

to build up a picture
of what Pete was like...

Based on what you've told us,

based on what we've been
told by people in his regiment.

I have some CCTV footage taken

from just before he
arrived at the pub.

But I need to know if... If
the behavior Pete is showing

on this CCTV footage

corresponds with how he
was feeling on the night he left.

What's going on with Pete there?

Because, you know,
from the kind of person

that you've told me that he is,

that looks abnormal.

Maybe the regiment
are right. Maybe it's...


Mental fatigue.

BELLAMY: How's Ken doing?

Um, he's... he's not great.

Oh, God. Really?

I showed him the CCTV stuff.

He was speechless.

He was like,
"That's not my son."

Now I'm worried whether the fact

that Pete's disappeared
is that he's...

He hasn't made
contact with his dad

because he's afraid
to come home...

He's ashamed of what he's
done, that he's missed the funeral.

He's out there. How is
he paying for anything?

How is he surviving?
He hasn't got any money.

Sorry. I just spoke
to Ricky's employers.

I just wanted to see if he had
access to any other vehicles.

And they drive their own, but
his has been knackered for ages,

and two months ago
he hired a blue van.

I've checked with
the rental company,

and the registration number
matches the partial index

on our hit-and-run van.

[Gasps] Okay.

We've got a van.
Now let's get our driver.

- Let's do it quick.
- Yeah.

Mr. West.

We're gonna need to have
another word with you outside.

- Now?
- Yeah, absolutely. Right now.

Looks like your wife's
asleep, so it's a good time.

Won't take long.

I'm arresting you for
the attempted murder

of your wife, Sophie West.

You do not have to say anything,

though it may harm your defense

if you do not mention
when questioned

something you
later rely on in court.

RICKY: You must be joking.

STEELE: Anything you do
say may be given in evidence.

Do you understand?

RICKY: That's my wife
you're talking about.

You're saying I tried...

- STEELE: Do you understand?
- Yes, I understand.

Get off!

I hold you or I cuff you,
Ricky. What's it gonna be?

Ricky, I want to know
your whereabouts

time of the hit and run.


I was on my way to a job. Um...

And I got your voice mail.

And then I-I... I pulled over,
listened to your voice mail,

and then I just fucking
ran to the hospital.

I mean, you saw me.
You saw what I was like.

You're in a lot of
trouble, aren't you?

Ricky West, my
opinion, LOB, big-time.


It's not the worst story
we've heard under pressure,

but he has kind of hurt himself.

No, I'm inclined to
agree, to be honest.

You don't just leave
your keys in a van.

- STEELE: Mnh-mnh.
- Okay?

I know he did it. I just
got to get it out of him.

I just got to prove it.

I'm gonna arrange cell site
analysis on Ricky's phone

'cause I want to
know where he was

when he picked up that
voice mail from the police.

- Well, I'll just ask him.
- Yes, go. Yeah, yeah.

- I'll go and talk to him.
- Go. Absolutely. Help yourself.

Did you run your
wife over in a van?

RICKY: No, I didn't run
my wife over in a van.

- WESTON: Sure?
- I love my wife.


Wife sits in hospital
with a broken rib.

I know, I know. I saw her.

Someone ran your wife
into a wall with a hired van.

We're trying to
figure out who that is.

Do you have any
reason to believe

that she might have
been unfaithful?

I know this must be
horrendous to hear

that your wife is messing
around with other men.

Mate, fuck off.



I haven't got a clue
what you're talking about.

I know where you're coming from.

My girlfriend was in the police.

I know what it's like,

when she's spending
all this time on a case

with lots of guys.

I know Sophie was out there in
Afghanistan with all these guys.

You know, male-dominated world.

She's bonding with men,
having long-term relationships.

She's frolicking, exercising.
Communal showers.

I know all that shit goes on.

I mean, I don't
know how you do it.

I don't know how you
keep that brain going.

Because I couldn't
deal. We broke up, man.

I couldn't stick it.

You know?

You poor guy.

Let's take a break.

Can I get you a glass
of water or something?

- A drink?
- I'm all right.


What was that?

- Hmm? What was that?
- Nothing.

Are you sure? 'Cause
you're being recorded.

I called you a prick, actually.

- Yeah?
- Yeah.

What's going on, eh?

"What's going on?" What's
going on with your questions?


Okay, Ricky, one more time.

Tell me exactly what
happened when you left the van?

Mate, I got boxed
in, I ran to hospital.

How are you feeling?

All right.

- You look a little better.
- Thanks.

Where's Ricky?

We arrested Ricky for
trying to run you over.

- What?
- Yeah.

No. What?

He's at the station
at the moment.

He's being questioned, and as
soon as I know more, Sophie...

As soon as I know
more, I'll tell you more.

He's my husband. Why
have you arrested him?

Because we think the van that
he drives is the one that hit you.

Fuck off. He's my husband.

He wouldn't run
me over with a van.

It looks like he
might have done.


I must ask you
about something else.

And the minute I know
anything about Ricky,

I will absolutely tell you.

- No. What... Why...
- Sophie...

Why aren't you looking
for Pete? I'm fine.

When we spoke to you
earlier about the voice mails

you'd had from Pete or
from Pete's phone, Sophie...

- Yeah.
- Who were they really from?

They were from Eddie.

I just... I didn't lie.

It's just easy.

I don't want the
hassle with Ricky.

He's jealous of any guy.

- Any guy, full stop.
- Okay.

Cell site analysis is in.

Ricky wasn't where
he said he was.

- Liar.
- Yeah, little liar.

We've got him, haven't
we? What's the motive?

- STEELE: Jealousy.
- Correct.

He still thinks that
all those phone calls

came from Pete to Sophie,

when in fact they
came from Eddie.

- BELLAMY: He didn't know that?
- No, he thinks it's Pete.

- And he's got previous.
- Mm.


Why did you get into a van?

Why did you turn
on the ignition?

Why did you drive
down to the gym?

Why did you wait for your wife?

And why did you
smash her into a wall?

- [Sobs]
- Why did you do it?

I don't know.

Ricky, your wife's in hospital.

I know where she fucking
is, mate. I was there.

Why did you run your wife over?

She's a fucking cheating bitch
is why I fucking ran her over.

She comes home the other night,

and she tells me that she's
staying 'round Caitlin's house.

You know... You know if
your fucking wife is lying.

You can tell that.

So I thought, "Right.

All right, I'll go to the
car, have a bit of a look,

see where she's been.

Get the satnav."

Where's the satnav?
No fucking satnav.

Right? Ask her where it is.
She don't know where it is.

But it's in the glove box.
That's where I keep it.

It's in the fucking
glove box. It ain't there.

And then that night
she's saying to me,

"I want kids with you. I
love you," and all this.

"I'm gonna leave the army."

And it's just amazing.

This is what you
want to hear, right?

It's great. That's what
you want to hear, isn't it?

And then starts
getting phone calls.

Like, leaving the room.

Whispering and shit.

What do you expect me to do?
What do you expect me to think?

So I took her phone, I
had a look at her phone.

It was that fucking lump, Pete.

- Jack.
- WESTON: Yeah.

Would you get the boss, please?

Me boss or her boss?

STEELE: Sorry, Mark, do
you mind if I use this table?

- MAN: Sure, yeah. Carry on.
- Cheers.


WESTON: What you got?

Uniform found Ricky's van.
SOCOs have gone over it.

It's definitely the one that
hit Sophie. That is her blood.

Inside they've got
Ricky's fingerprints,

Sophie's fingerprints,
but also Eddie's.

On the steering wheel, on the
handle, on the rearview mirror.

- He's driven that van.
- BELLAMY: Wait a minute.

Why Eddie's fingerprints,
for God's sakes?

- I'll go and ask him.
- Please do.

So you've been
driving Ricky's van?

We've got your fingerprints
all over the steering wheel.


Sophie was very drunk.
She drove the van to the pub.

I decided to drive the van home.

When are you gonna
start telling me the truth?

I'm trying to now.
We went to a hotel.

Sophie was very drunk. I
decided to drive the van home.

- Which hotel? Which hotel?
- The Lake Street Hotel.

Lake Street Hotel.
That was easy, wasn't it?

- Can I interrupt?
- Yeah.

I just had an e-mail from SOCOs.

They've had a look at the
undercarriage of Ricky's van.

It's all stuffed with mud and
leaves, and it's all bent up,

so they think it's
been driven off-road.

That's interesting.

But to be honest, what I
really need is, I need the satnav.

So just do a total sweep
of the hotel, the environs.

- Miss nothing.
- Okay.

- Who was driving?
- Eddie was driving.

I happen to know
that he drove off-road.

Why would he do that?

I don't know.

He was drink driving,

and obviously he
didn't want to get caught,

so he drove off-road.

When did you last see Pete?

I have told you.

I saw Pete at the pub
when I said goodbye to him.

I'm getting
nowhere with Caitlin.

I've got the the place
full of prisoners, no cells,

pace clock's ticking.

We've got to release
Eddie and Caitlin

pending further inquiries.


I.T. have retrieved
the Facebook message

that Caitlin sent Sophie.

It reads, "People
asking about Pete,

but don't worry,
I've got your back."

Look at the
timing. Look at that.

That was sent this morning
after we interviewed Caitlin.


BELLAMY: I've been looking
at your Facebook messages,

and there's one from
your mate Caitlin,

and it says that
she's got your back.

I'd like to ask you what
you think that means.

Well, I've been in here. I
haven't checked Facebook.

What does she mean,
she's got your back?

- I think she's being a mate.
- You think so?

It's funny that, 'cause
she was in the station

being interviewed this morning.

She has posted that
since being with us,

which leads me to
believe that that message

is something to do with
this police investigation.

No. She's talking about
Germany and Afghan.

About what?

Pete said that
Caitlin bullied him.

I don't think that's
right, and it's just...

It gets messy. You
don't understand.

Why would Caitlin bully
Pete? He's a big lad.

He can look after
himself, can't he?

Yeah. But...

I don't understand what all
these questions are about.

Where's Ricky?

Ricky has admitted
to hit-and-run.


Sophie, I need to know
where Ricky's satnav is.

I really need to get
my hands on his satnav.

Can you remember where that is?

I don't know
where his satnav is.

In his van?

BELLAMY: Charlie.

I asked the SOCOs to take
another look at Ricky's van.

It hasn't just been
driven off-road.

What they've said is that
it was specifically driven

through a wood or a forest.

Now, neither Caitlin nor
Eddie said anything about that.

I'm starting to really
worry about Pete.

Priority... Let's get
Caitlin and Eddie in.

They've not only
turned their phones off,

they've taken the
bloody batteries out.

All right? They are
actively avoiding capture.

Put that at the top
of your list, guys.

- Yeah, let's go.
- Okay?



- In the hotel car park.
- STEELE: Well done.

Search team were really worried

that it short-circuited
with the rain,

but I think it just
needs a charge.

BELLAMY: There's a
light. That's a good sign.


We're in. Okay,
we're in, we're in.

- And?
- Recent destination.


- Epping Forest.
- That's from the night...

that Pete went missing.

Come on, it's worth
a shot. Let's go.

BELLAMY: Bring that with you.

[Sirens wailing]

STEELE: Is this it? Are we here?

WESTON: I'm telling you,
the satnav says it's right here.

fine. Let's go, let's go.

BELLAMY: Path over there, guys.

- STEELE: Okay.
- WESTON: Yeah.

All right, stick together.
Keep your eyes open.

This is what we've
been looking for.

WESTON: This way.

Not exactly how I
envisioned my Friday night.

Movement over there.

STEELE: [Speaks indistinctly]

They're running!
They're running!

- BELLAMY: Go, guys!

STEELE: No! This
way, this way, this way!

- This way!
- WESTON: Charlie!

[Indistinct shouting
in distance]


Oh, no.


Oh, I'm sorry.

[Rings doorbell]

Hi, Ken.

KEN: Can I see him?

Uh, that'll be something
that we will have to discuss

with the coroner's office.

But I promise you, I'll do
everything within my power

to make sure that that
happens as quickly as possible.

Of course, there's, um, a
formal identification process

that will have to happen
down at the mortuary.

I do have, um, something

that we can use now to...

This was something
that was found with Pete.

Can you tell me about that?

His mum and I gave him
that for his 18th birthday.

Pete is dead. How the
hell did that happen?

He died in a fight.

We were, uh, just passing
a few punches about, and...

It was such a lucky punch.

Or it wasn't lucky, was it?

And then he just went down,

and he just
started fitting, and...

And he just stopped
moving, fucking died.

How'd you know he was dead?

I'm in the army, for God's sake.

I wish it never
happened, honestly.

Who made the decision
to bury Pete in the woods?

As I said, we came to
the decision together.

Let's run through
it one more time.

You're arguing in the
pub, you come out,

and you have
this fight with Pete.

- I punched him...
- You punch him.

He goes down. He starts fitting.

He goes still.

Who says what now?

Because we're quite clear

on our chain of
events until this point,

so you must remember
who said what at that point.

It was... Everything
was happening so fast.

Who put Epping
Forest into the satnav?

No comment.


If it's all right with
everybody in the room,

I'd like you to tell us
the story in your words

from the beginning.

So Pete and Eddie
have an altercation...

and Eddie hits Pete.

And Pete goes down,

and he hits his head.

Then he starts to
have some sort of fit,

and he's convulsing
on the floor,

and we're obviously very upset.

And then he stops moving.

And he's limp, and we're like,
"Fucking hell, Pete, get up."

And I must have
checked his pulse then.

'Cause then we all
started getting in a panic,

and it all started
to get out of control.

And then suddenly
we was in the car.

The van.

And we were driving to...
Somewhere, anywhere.

And we come across a forest.

And at some point one of you

must have decided
on Epping Forest,

because that's where
the satnav was going.

Well, then, I guess one of
us must have decided that,

but I can't remember.

I don't know because it didn't
have anything to do with me

because I don't remember.

Why did you bury him?

I just told you, we panicked.
We didn't know what to do.

Okay. Why did you then
dig him up again, Caitlin?

Because you were
getting too close.

And have you been
in contact with Sophie?


No, I haven't spoken to Sophie
since she had the accident.

So she's unaware of this?

What, me being here?

Of you digging up the body.

Yeah. Yeah.

Did she know where you
put him in the first place?

Yeah. Yeah, no,
we... we all decided.

We all decided that he had...

He had to be
buried in the forest.

STEELE: Got the
postmortem results.

Pete died from an acute
subdural hematoma.

But he didn't fall
and hit his head.

He was hit repeatedly
with something really hard,

and we think it's a brick.

He had loads of brick
fragments embedded in his scalp.

- Or what was left of it.
- Makes sense, yeah.

"I punched him.
He fell. He fitted."

That's just not true.

BELLAMY: Sophie, I gave
you so many opportunities

to tell me the truth.

And to be honest,

I think that the reason
you were so upset

when I talked to you about Pete

is because you knew
that Pete was dead.

Am I right?

Okay, let me ask you this...

Who is top dog, then?

Is it Eddie or is it Caitlin?

Who's pushing the
buttons? Who's in charge?

SOPHIE: What does that matter?

It matters to me.
Answer the question.

Eddie's got senior rank.

STEELE: Sophie.

Sophie, look, I know
this is really, really tough,

to feel torn between someone
who you are in love with,

who I think is Pete,

and your unit, essentially
Eddie and Caitlin,

who you feel
incredibly loyal to.

I think the fact that you
care so much about Pete

is why you sent that
e-mail to Crimestoppers

telling them that he was dead.

I didn't send the e-mail.

- BELLAMY: Sophie...
- I didn't send the e-mail.

Sophie, were those boys
just fighting over you?

Is that what this is?

No, it's not about that at all.

It's about...

There was a little
girl in Afghanistan.

We were on patrol in Helmand,

and there were a load
of guys giving Eddie lip.

So he got out the grenade,

and he started, like,
being a boy about it,

boasting it about and...

They wouldn't shut
up, so he threw it,

but it didn't hit them.

It hit a little girl
across the road,

and it blew her to bits.

We said we'd keep it a secret
because it wasn't fair on Eddie.

It was an accident.

STEELE: Who asked
you to keep it a secret?

- Was it Eddie or Caitlin?
- Caitlin.

C-Caitlin said we
should keep it a secret

'cause it wasn't fair on Eddie.

And Pete couldn't handle it.

And that's... that's why he...

I think that's what's to
blame with the PTSD.

And then when he came to
the pub that night, it was just...

He thought Eddie
was out to get him too.

Pete said he was
gonna grass Eddie up

if he didn't tell the truth.

Came to the pub and [Sniffles]

Pete just exploded at him.

Eddie took him outside and...

Pete was getting
the better of him.

I think he's wanted
to do it for a while.

And Caitlin just
picked up a brick

and just kept hammering
him over the head with it.

Caitlin, we've been to
see Sophie at the hospital,

and we've got her
witness statement,

which you mostly have read.

Do you have anything to say

based on what
you've read from here?

She's got it wrong.

STEELE: What's that?

She's just been hit by a
van. She's got it wrong.

I have a brick.

It has Pete's blood on it.

It has your DNA on it.

I was beginning to get
a bit worried about you.

- I need to shoot off.
- [Sighs]

I'm trying to find
something for his funeral.

Get a chance to read the letter?

I think it might help.

[Exhales sharply]

I can't bring myself to read it.

Do you want to read it for me?

"Hi, Mum and Dad."

KEN: [Sniffles]

"It's all gone a bit wrong if
you're reading this, hasn't it?

These are the
cards I've been dealt,

and we'll just have to
offer it up to the holy souls."

KEN: [Sniffles]


Mr. Ken.

I wish I'd said thank you
in person, to your face,

because I try every day to
be a good man because of you.

You taught me to
stand up for what's right.

And if I've been
killed doing just that,

then my life, however
short, will have mattered.

Every once in a while,
look up and wave.

I'll be grinning
back down at you.

Lots of love forever, Pete."

[Exhales sharply, sniffles]

[Breathing heavily]

Look, you should
hold on to that, okay?

- Thank you.
- I'll see myself out.