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24 hours in Police Custody

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Original, exciting, funny and shocking

Filmed using a combination of fixed rig and handheld cameras and with unique access to both detectives and suspects, this is the reality of policing on the front line.

From the cell block to the police chief, this series shows a modern police station as never seen before. Combining the drama of cops and robbers in the real world with the humanity and humour of 24 Hours in A&E, we watch the police fighting against the clock to catch out criminals and make the streets safe.

24 Hours in Police Custody is police work as you have never seen it before.

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Series 1, Episode 13

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In this episode of the observational series shot inside Luton Police Station, two PCs are determined to get to the bottom of two contrasting cases of domestic abuse and harassment.

Series 4, Episode 14

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A man has been lured to what he believes is a meeting with 13 year old girl, in fact he has been caught in a sting operation by so called "paedophile hunters".

Series 1, Episode 14

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DS Emma James and DC Cathie Layton pull a 22-hour shift to find the evidence against a young man accused of robbery and assault, who denies everything and paints himself as the victim…

Series 1, Episode 15

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Bedfordshire Police must decide whether to charge two men arrested as part of a nationwide operation against people possessing and distributing indecent images of children.

Series 1, Episode 16

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DS Simon Hancock and Cathie Layton have 24 hours to interview two men who they suspect are behind a string of knife-point robberies. And neither man knows what the other's saying..

Series 1, Episode 17

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The police release a young man who's been accused of a vicious assault when he gives his mother as an alibi. But when she fails to support his story they have to try to find him again…

Series 1, Episode 18

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DC Cathie Layton investigates the case of a man who is alleged to have assaulted a taxi driver and stolen his keys. But her instinct tells her that all is not what it seems...

Series 4, Episode 15

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24 Hours in Police Custody follows round-the-clock the work of Bedfordshire Police, with extraordinary access to real-life dramas where fact turns out to be more compelling than fiction…

Series 3, Episode 1

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A truck is stopped carrying migrants that have been trafficked to the UK. The driver is under arrest and the 15 migrants are taken to 3 different stations because of capacity.

Series 3, Episode 2

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Vigilante paedophile hunters are posing online as underage girls, but will this help police catch potential offenders or help them escape justice?

Series 3, Episode 3

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Policing tensions between extremist groups in one of the most ethnically and religiously diverse towns in the UK is a daily challenge for Bedfordshire police.

Series 3, Episode 4

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Two lives change in a heartbeat after a single punch fells a man outside a nightclub. The blow kills the victim and the police arrest the attacker.

Series 3, Episode 5

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Luton faces a rash of armed robberies. The crimes have one thing in common - the victims have undergone the trauma of being violently robbed at knife point.

Series 3, Episode 6

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With the domestic violence crimes being given a high priority and new powers to charge suspects, the police have their work cut out navigating these very personal stories.

Series 3, Episode 7

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A man is on the run from Operation Bosun, Bedfordshire's specialist unit who tackle gun crime.

Series 3, Episode 8

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As Luton takes to the streets to celebrate it's annual May carnival, a man seizes his opportunity to enter a house and commit a heinous crime.

Series 3, Episode 9

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A young woman has made a complaint of rape against a man she met in a bar. Police immediately begin a search for any forensic evidence in order to identify their suspect.

Series 3, Episode 10

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Can detectives decipher what has happened after a man walks out of a hotel blood-soaked, holding a fire extinguisher and shouting that he's killed someone?

Series 1, Episode 1

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This episode opens with the dawn arrest of a man on suspicion of conspiracy to murder. Follow the work of the lead detectives as they investigate and interview the suspect.

Series 1, Episode 1

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This episode opens with the dawn arrest of a man on suspicion of conspiracy to murder. Follow the work of the lead detectives as they investigate and interview the suspect.