Next Episode of Neighbourhood Blues is
Documentary series following the work of groundbreaking police teams around the UK as they confront the problems of troubled communities.
Neighbourhood officer Dom Bryant gets an anonymous tip off that some cannabis is being grown at a house in the small village of Burnham-on-Sea. Dom goes to investigate but soon finds out that all is not what it seems. Police switchboard operators are used to taking the odd 999 call but in Somerset they've been inundated with hundreds of nuisance calls, all from one man. After numerous warnings, the police have finally had enough and neighbourhood officers are going to arrest him. And, in Bath, a call comes in for neighbourhood officer, Roger Parker over the city's special communications network that connects the high street shops' security departments with the police. CCTV cameras in a large department store have picked up an Italian student in the act of stealing some clothes.
The number of Illegal immigrants working in the UK is very difficult to put a figure on. In Bath, the neighbourhood team are clamping down on people abusing immigration laws and have called in Immigration Enforcement to investigate two restaurants under suspicion of using illegal workers. After a recent spate of stabbings in Weston-super-Mare, the neighbourhood police are determined to come down hard on the offenders. After a report of an altercation between a number of youths, where one has been slashed across his face, officers race to catch those involved. And, after a room in a seaside hotel is trashed, Russ Millier gives chase to one of the suspected offenders along Weston's sandy beach.
A young man is viciously assaulted in broad daylight in Weston-super-Mare. Luckily for the neighbourhood police the motiveless attack is caught on CCTV, showing an unusual getaway car, which helps them track down the suspected offender. Russ Millier gets called to help his PCSO colleagues arrest two young men suspected of robbing a lad of his designer man bag, the latest 'must have' accessory for teenagers in Weston Super Mare. When he gets there, he makes an unexpected discovery inside the man bag. And, when a woman's handbag is stolen from her house in a distraction burglary, the neighbourhood team sends for four-legged help in the shape of Argo, a three-year-old German Shepherd dog.
A strange, late night break in turns from being a manhunt into a search-and-rescue for the neighbourhood team, after it quickly becomes apparent the young suspect is lost and confused in freezing mid-winter conditions. In Bath, the hunt is on for a street beggar, who has skipped his court appointment. When neighbourhood officers arrive at his home they're shocked by what they find. And in Bridgwater, a drunk pensioner causes trouble at a local pub. After being thrown out and damaging a window, the police get called in to try and calm him down.
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