The UK’s biggest true crime documentary series returns with two brand new programmes featuring unprecedented access to behind-the-scenes police investigations into major crimes.
This episode, Two Wrongs, begins late at night in a quiet village in rural Bedfordshire, when a husband and wife are woken by what sounds like a break-in at their property. The husband runs downstairs to confront what he believes are burglars, who flee the scene on motorbikes. The husband makes the fateful decision to get in his car and begin a high speed pursuit.
Minutes later police receive a call reporting a devastating crash. At the scene two men are still trapped under a vehicle, both of them have apparently suffered critical injuries. The driver of the Mercedes is arrested while one of the motorcyclists is airlifted to a major trauma hospital. As the driver is taken into custody he asks the arresting officer: ‘I am not going to prison for this? Am I?’
Detective Inspector Grant Maxted of Bedfordshire Police investigates what happened at the devastating crash and what lay behind it. Who were the men at the property and what were they up to?
Was the householder within his rights to chase them in his car?
Was he intending to deliberately hurt them when the crash occurred?
Part of DI Maxted’s job takes him to uncomfortable places. Cameras follow every twist and turn of a complex live case that explores potentially life ending and life changing decisions taken in the heat of the moment. Are crimes against the person worse than those against property?
What are the rights and wrongs of those who choose to take the law into their own hands?
24 Hours in Police Custody
Monday at 10.00pm on Channel 4.
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