The Bill: That Kind of Cop

Tuesday, 4 May 2010, 9:00PM – 10:00PM on ITV1

That Kind of Cop

When a teenage girl is found confused and traumatised wandering the streets the team leap into action to identify her and discover why she is there. The girl is fifteen year old Helen Harris (Lisa Greenwood) who has been missing from home for two years. D.C. Terry Perkins (Bruce Byron) and D.S. Max Carter (Christopher Fox) visit Helen in hospital and are shocked to see she is covered in bruises and cigarette burns, she is terrified and refuses to speak to them apart from to request that they get her ‘boyfriend’ Hassan to the hospital.

Max orders Terry to go and pick up Hassan but he is unhappy as they’re not clear of the nature of Helen and Hassan’s relationship. When the team arrive at Hassan Kaymaz’s (Cesare Taurasi) home they find him kissing another teenage girl Abi Cole (Abby Rakic-Platt) When asked about Helen Harris he refuses to go and visit Helen in hospital claiming that he was seeing her a long time ago but she is insane and that he hasn’t seen her for two years.

D.C. Grace Dasari (Amita Dhiri) and D.S. Carter gently interview Helen who tells them that she ‘went away’ for Hassan and eventually reveals that it was Hassan’s uncle who forced her into prostitution and that he is also behind her injuries. The team are extremely worried for Abi’s safety when they realise that Hassan is grooming the young girls who are domestically trafficked and forced into prostitution by his uncle Alican Aygun. They need Helen to identify Hassan’s uncle as the man who has been abusing and exploiting her so they can quickly move in and arrest him before Abi comes to any harm.

Max’s behaviour continues to be erratic and after a long day on the case he snorts cocaine in a pub toilet alone.

Max and Terry set up an observation unit opposite Hassan’s house and are surprised when his uncle turns up almost immediately, they call D.I. Manson and tell him they need to act quickly if they are going to save Abi. Will Helen confirm Alican Aygun’s identity? Will the team get Abi out in time?

THE BILL is a talkbackTHAMES production and a direct commission by ITV. This episode was written by Julie Dixon, directed by Richard Signy and produced by James Hall.

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