This week the team face a major manhunt. A convicted murderer, out on license from prison, is suspected of committing a serious assault with a knife and has gone on the run. He poses a potential risk to the public and the team urgently need to find him. Drawing on all of their resources, they hunt day and night, gradually closing in on their target. As they eke out intelligence and search squats, hostels and homeless haunts, the team expose the stark reality of a life with little left to lose.
Their next target is also a potentially violent offender. Members of the team travel to London to mount a surveillance operation on a man thought to be part of a 20-strong gang, which committed a vicious attempted burglary. He’s been evading justice for a year, but now the team have intelligence that he has an appointment at an office. They set off to apprehend him, but identifying the right man and detaining him in a busy London location is going to be a challenge.
While not every suspect is violent, many are seasoned in the art of evasion – and the specialist tactical team know every trick in the book. They’re on the trail of a serial shoplifter who’s failed once again to turn up at court. The man is known to hide or run when police come to call, so when his partner stalls the officers at the door, they know that something is afoot. Can the unit trap him and bring him to justice?