As this second series begins, there’s footage of major incidents and forensic work but also
lots of evidence of the very human side of officers. Sgt Vicky Kneale is investigating a case involving properties used as brothels but is clearly concerned about the welfare of the prostitutes: ‘I want to be able to give these girls an option’.

Meanwhile, riot-trained officers waiting to be deployed play rounders in the car park nine hours into a 12-hour shift; and Pc Laura Walker listens calmly as an aggressive homeless man goes from being abusive to emotionally confessing how much he respects the force.