Sergeant Miller is driving through Ashfordly when Derek Gorman walks into the path of his car. Banned for drink driving, Gorman is still angry at Miller for enforcing the law and threatens to get even with the sergeant. Meanwhile, there’s been a break-in at the station but, surprisingly, nothing has been taken.
Next morning, Joe finds his uniform missing, and when Younger reveals that his panda car was stolen the previous day, it seems the incidents are linked. Miller believes that Gorman is responsible for the break-in and the stolen car – but why would he need the uniform? Can the team solve the mystery?
Elsewhere, Joe’s old flame Doreen turns up and he seizes the opportunity to take his mind off Carol. Joe and Doreen re-kindle their passion over a drink – but is there more to Doreen than meets the eye?
Meanwhile, Lord Ashfordly hires Peggy as his new gamekeeper to catch poachers, and she’s delighted. But when a near fatal accident occurs on the estate, it looks like Peggy’s enthusiasm may land Ashfordly in trouble.
Also, DS Rachel Dawson is protecting witness Alec Fletcher and is keen to keep the case from the village and the police. But when neighbour Ivy Sanders reports Rachel’s visits to Joe, it looks like Dawson’s cover is blown.