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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 4, Episode 5

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A woman has reported to police that she is living in fear because she believes a man she once regarded as a friend has begun to stalk her. The police are only too aware that they've…

Series 1, Episode 10

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Cathie Layton and Brett Jones used to work together in the police, but now Brett's a legal rep, representing one of Luton's prolific burglars, with DC Layton on the other side.

Series 1, Episode 10

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Cathie Layton and Brett Jones used to work together in the police, but now Brett's a legal rep, representing one of Luton's prolific burglars, with DC Layton on the other side.

Series 4, Episode 6

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A woman's body has been found abandoned in overgrown grassland. Detectives begin their investigation by conducting house to house enquiries to try and establish her final movements…

Series 1, Episode 11

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Hardened detectives DS Hutton and DC Brecknock are shocked by an extraordinarily disturbing case of attempted murder in an ordinary terraced home.

Series 1, Episode 11

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Hardened detectives DS Hutton and DC Brecknock are shocked by an extraordinarily disturbing case of attempted murder in an ordinary terraced home.

Series 4, Episode 7

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Officers have spent months watching a group they believe are planning to deliver huge quantities of drugs onto the streets of Luton. Finally they decide to strike by making a series…

Series 1, Episode 12

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Several elderly people have been sexually assaulted in a graveyard. The police have a sample of an attacker's DNA from a previous crime scene, and arrest a young man. Will his DNA match…

Series 1, Episode 12

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Several elderly people have been sexually assaulted in a graveyard. The police have a sample of an attacker's DNA from a previous crime scene, and arrest a young man. Will his DNA match…

Series 4, Episode 8

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Detectives investigate when a man dies from a stab wound to his heart. They suspect a friend of the victim may be able to tell them what happened, but will he co-operate with their…

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 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 9

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Police are called to a block of flats in Luton. As the officers advance down a corridor, a bloody hand print is discovered on the wall. They suspect a man has fled the scene.

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 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 4, Episode 10

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An unnamed girl has been rushed unconscious to hospital, with injuries that suggest she's been tied up and then assaulted. Police are concerned she is a victim of sexual assault.

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 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 4, Episode 11

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Police are digging the back garden of a house in Luton searching for the body of a woman who disappeared in 2003. They believe a fingertip search might reveal vital clues in a suspected…

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 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 4, Episode 12

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Police receive a call from a young man claiming there are body parts buried in the garden of a house in Luton. Detectives suspect they may be being drawn into a long running and brutal…

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 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 4, Episode 13

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A man travelling with a young woman from Bulgaria is stopped at Luton Airport. Officers believe he and another man who has come to meet him may be smuggling the woman into the country…

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 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 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 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 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.