S02E04 - Sun 17 Feb / 5:10pm on ITV1

Fly-on-the-wall documentary series Beat: Life On The Street returns to ITV1 for a second series following Neighbourhood Policing Teams in Oxford and Lancashire, introducing new characters and stories as well as returning to key figures and events from the last series.

In programme four PCSOs Stacey Wiggins and Rachel Cooper deal with a sad situation on the Barton Estate and Sgt Murphy and his team attempt to ensure that bonfire night doesn’t go with too much of a bang in Brookfield.

Known drug user Graham lives with his girlfriend Vicky on the Barton Estate and has signed an acceptable behaviour contract which limits the amount of people allowed in his house at any one time and prohibits overnight guests. If Graham does not adhere to the terms of his ABC he can lose his house and local neighbour police teams carry out regular welfare checks to ensure the house is not being misused. PCSOs Rachel and Stacey are saddened to discover during one of these checks that not only is Graham unwell but it appears that the house is being used for illegal drug activity.

In Preston Sgt Abid Majid and PCSO Matt Witte pay a visit to two twins who have been stealing from their mother. Already on remand for assault the girls are proving too much to handle for mum Avril and she has turned to the local police for help.

Following another visit by PCSOs Rachel and Stacey, Graham has run out of chances and police arrive armed with a warrant to search the premises for drugs. Their discoveries leave Graham and Vicky facing eviction.

Bonfire Night on the Brookfield Estate means a busy night for Sgt Murphy who explains: “We’re not out to spoil anybody’s fun tonight, it’s a top night out for everybody, it’s one of the big nights of the year really but the main game is obviously making sure it’s safe for people to stand round these fires.”

Sgt Murphy’s first cause for concern is a bonfire in the back garden of a property which has filled the house with smoke. After moving the residents outside he leaves the fire brigade in charge only to discover another bonfire into which youths are throwing fireworks.

Sunday 17 February 2008 5:10pm – 5:40pm on ITV1.

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