Silent Witness: And Then I Fell In Love

9:00pm Sunday 19 August on BBC ONE

When Nikki witnesses barefoot 15-year-old Shannon running into an on-coming car it marks the start of her journey into a harrowing world where underage girls are groomed for sex. Written by Timothy Prager.

Part One

Detective Inspector Masood knows that Shannon has been sexually abused, but not by whom, and suspicion falls upon Shannon’s stepfather.

Harry is temporarily homeless from a gas explosion in his flat and moves in with Nikki. Together with Leo, the pair examine two puzzling bodies at the Lyell centre – a heavily tattooed man and a decomposed body abandoned at the airport.

?Part Two

The team of forensic pathologists uncover further harrowing details about underage girls who have been groomed and forced into prostitution. Leo examines the flat where Amy was held and quiet gang member Younis grows more uncomfortable as the men prey upon schoolgirls Lauren and Hannah.

Nikki uses facial reconstruction to identify the decomposed body found in the suitcase abandoned at the airport. She returns disturbed grooming victim Shannon home to her family, but when stepfather Abdul learns of Shannon’s ordeal he prepares to take revenge.

William Gaminara plays Leo, Emilia Fox plays Nikki, Tom Ward plays Harry, Amy Wren plays Shannon, Thusitha Jayasundera plays Detective Inspector Masood, Sanjeev Bhaskar plays Abdul Aziz, Madeline Duggan plays Amy, Tony Jayawardena plays Younis, Georgia Bourke plays Lauren and Chloe Cuthill plays Hannah.

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