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24 hours police custody - anybody watch tonight's?

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FloatyFlo Mon 19-Feb-18 23:18:46

I bet the show producers were rubbing their hands with glee as that one unravelled! What an episode! What an absolute tool that copper was.

Clayhead Tue 20-Feb-18 00:05:12

I felt sorry for his colleagues, they seemed poleaxed by it.

Poor wife and family.

SneakyGremlins Tue 20-Feb-18 00:07:40

I missed it, what happened? Is it on catch up?

Clayhead Tue 20-Feb-18 00:09:05

Yes it's on catch up.

Don't want to say what happens in case I spoil it!

Evangelinedream Tue 20-Feb-18 00:09:19

I couldn’t understand his “confession” - why on earth didn’t he just admit that he was struggling with debt?

I feel like he would have got a slightly more lenient sentence by presenting himself as just an outstanding policeman who had fallen on hard times?

Evangelinedream Tue 20-Feb-18 00:10:37

Woops sorry, didn’t see the comment from someone who hasn’t seen it before posting blush

SneakyGremlins Tue 20-Feb-18 00:13:08

I don't mind spoilers for things like this, helps me decide if it's worth watching!

Cowsopinion Tue 20-Feb-18 00:15:05

I can't quite believe he got put on his own case. shock

Was a good one.

RefuseTheLies Tue 20-Feb-18 00:15:43

The whole thing was just grubby. The guy who used the prostitute and the police officer involved in blackmail. Just ugh.

Worldsworstcook Tue 20-Feb-18 00:16:08

Wasn't it awful!! All for £1000. Wonder had he done it before? I doubt he did it to clear a credit card bill of only £1600.

TeddyIsaHe Tue 20-Feb-18 00:16:51

I just kept imagining just how he even managed to stay calm whilst on surveillance. He must have been totally delusional to think he could ever get away with it. Very good watch though!

Evangelinedream Tue 20-Feb-18 00:27:26

Worldsworstcook I wondered this also!

LemonadeWithACherry Tue 20-Feb-18 10:53:54

I was intrigued by why he risked everything for £1000. He could easily have made that legally through matched betting! wink

I think he must have been addicted to the risk and excitement of his actions. First he was getting the buzz from his job, then from visiting prostitutes knowing he jeopardised his career, then from blackmail. Maybe he was addicted to adrenaline and kept seeking bigger hits?

AdoraBell Tue 20-Feb-18 11:00:17

I wonder if this was not the first time Lemonade, or he planned to do the same as a side line going forward.

A thousand pounds isn’t worth throwing away a career, pension and possibly a marriage.

LittleLights Tue 20-Feb-18 11:09:20

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LuxuryMilk Tue 20-Feb-18 11:12:25

Yes, absolutely fascinating!
I swung between feeling sorry for him and thinking he’s just a massive sleazeball. I now firmly believe he’s the latter.

What an idiot. You’d have thought he’d have known more about how not to get caught too. Did he do those searches on a work computer??

DereksGotATail Tue 20-Feb-18 11:25:08

Fab episode.
What were the chances of him actually being on the case where he was the offender? I wonder what he thought as he sat watching the dropped money knowing that he couldn't collect it. He made such schoolboy errors for someone "in the know".
The prostitute made me shock when she said she was legit and had an accountant and was registered with companies house.

viques Tue 20-Feb-18 11:36:10

dereksgotatail yes, I got sidetracked by them , I really wanted to know their back story, the man said they had been doing the woman in a van thing for about three years, she seemed very together,with her accountant and companies house listing ffs, and then he let drop that he had to clear the phone every two days because it only had enough room for a thousand texts. 500 texts a day from people looking for sex in a van in a lay by. blimey. There's a channel 4 documentary if ever I heard of one.

I've never been arrested so don't know if this series is an accurate picture of how policing works, but it is fascinating to watch, and a sometimes shocking insight into other people's lives and what they accept as normal. I have to take my pearls off to watch it otherwise the restringing costs would possibly drive me to a van in a lay by.

BadTasteFlump Tue 20-Feb-18 11:44:19

I watched it too and it was fascinating but yes very grubby.

I just cannot get my head around why a man with a career and a decent life, house, family, etc would risk it all for £1000 confused. I felt like I really wanted to know more of the backstory, what was going on in his head, etc.

I also couldn't understand how it's legal for that couple to drive around in their caravan soliciting for sex?

Notthecarwashagain Tue 20-Feb-18 11:47:25

I was a bit baffled by the man from the van taking the bookings.

Is that not being a pimp?

HeyMacWey Tue 20-Feb-18 11:49:18

This was a brilliant episode and yes, sooo many school boy errors.

I was wondering about how it works in terms of giving consent to allow yourself to in the documentary - obviously in fly on the wall programmes such as one born every minute /24 hours in a&e the participants have a choice to be filmed and take part.

In this programme they really wanted the viewer to know what this man's name was.

ClashCityRocker Tue 20-Feb-18 11:53:04

I wondered about the consent too, although I don't know the laws around protecting identity. I guess it was already in the domain.

ClashCityRocker Tue 20-Feb-18 11:54:18

It was almost like he wanted to get caught, the errors he made. How on earth did he plan to get the money? Such a huge gamble for so little and so much to throw away.

notmyredditusername365 Tue 20-Feb-18 11:56:38

I enjoyed it but the police didn't have to do much detective work did they? I would have appreciated a bit more detail about how they traced the evidence back to the policeman.

I was also a little bit sickened by how nice his colleagues all were towards him and how they seemed to be making excuses. I'm glad his sentence was increased.

In the end he was just another grubby porn-addicted low-life.

SunnySeaShell Tue 20-Feb-18 11:56:43

Probably the best episode I've ever seen and I absolutely love hat programme!

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