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Pc Nate Roberts is still on duty at Deansgate Comprehensive as Safer Schools Officer when he gets a call to say that the home of one of the pupils has been burgled. With teacher Becky James, Nate goes to find the pupil, Rhys Tanner, to tell him what has happened. Rhys, though, is busy making someone else a victim…

Rhys and his friend Misti Clements are bullying Lucy Ogden, and her brother, Adam, is trying to protect her. Becky breaks them up and Nate tells Rhys about the burglary. It transpires that Adam could be the burglar but Nate finds the boy badly beaten and Lucy at his side. Adam’s taken to hospital and Pc Millie Brown tries to find out from Lucy what happened, but the girl won’t talk.

Adam, though, is ready to talk and reveals to a stunned DC Jo Masters that he trashed Rhys’s house because Rhys raped his sister at a party. Millie questions Lucy, who confirms her brother’s story. At the school, however, Misti claims Lucy got drunk and threw herself at Rhys.

Nate and Millie question all the teenagers involved and discover a nasty world ruled by peer pressure, bullying and underage sex. As Pc Ben Gayle arrests Rhys, Nate is left wondering if he can do any good at Deansgate School…