Wednesday, October 17th, 2007 8:00pm

It’s DS Phil Hunter’s last day at Sun Hill.

Sergeant Stone (Sam Callis) and PC Diane Noble (Kaye Wragg) attempt to control crowds that have formed outside a crack den that has caught fire. Diane is shocked to learn that one of the junkies, Billy McLoughlin (Jonjo O’Neill) served time with her in the army. Billy’s girlfriend Amy Hardcastle (Emma Noakes) is taken to hospital where she later admits that she and Billy were squatting in the flat, but were asleep when the fire started and didn’t see anything. Sergeant Smithy (Alex Walkinshaw) is amused when watching new recruit and cheeky ladies man, PC Nathaniel Roberts (Ben Richards) flirt with two girls in the crowd, Carly (Marsha Leanne Crosby) and Alisha (Amandla Crichlow). Smithy is interested to hear Carly say that she saw Tam McGuiness (Frank Gilhooley) threaten Billy with a knife the night before.

Later, desperate for some action, Nate is delighted when Tam is spotted running away from the police. Responding immediately, he is frustrated when PC Emma Keane (Melanie Gutteridge) gets to him first. When questioned, Tam insists he spent the night with his brother Ross. Convinced that Tam is lying, Amy and Billy are re-interviewed. The couple finally admit that Tam had suggested Amy could clear her debts if she worked as a prostitute for him. Billy was furious and threatened him with a knife. Events take a dramatic turn when Ross is found stabbed in the boot of his car. Diane receives the call from Stone when she is dropping Billy off at a squat who suddenly grabs her radio and threatens her with the knife…

Elsewhere, DS Phil Hunter (Scott Maslen) is disappointed when his colleagues appear to be too busy to notice it’s his last day at Sun Hill. Packing up his possessions, he feels dejected when CID half heartedly wave him off. However, he is pleased when he and DI Samantha Nixon (Lisa Maxwell) have a heart to heart and admit they will miss each other. As the pair head off to the pub, Phil is thrilled when he turns to look at Sun Hill one last time to see a nice surprise from his colleagues…

This episode was written by Si Spencer, directed by Robert Knights and produced by Tim Key.

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