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.
The team in Weston-super-Mare get more than they bargained for when they stop a familiar face and a bag full of drugs falls out of his trouser leg. An officer arrests a drug addict whose behaviour has torn his family apart.
In Bridgewater a brazen shoplifter is taught a lesson he won't forget after CCTV captures him strutting out of a store with a case of stolen lager under his arm. And in Bath the hunt is on for a prolific graffiti tagger who's vandalised the city for almost a decade.
The neighbourhood team dress an undercover officer as a postie to raid a property after repeated complaints of antisocial behaviour. Officers in Weston-super-Mare blitz the town centre, cracking down ondrug-taking and disorder during the busy bank holiday weekend. PCSOs in Bridgwater are called in to deal with a male who's found face-down in the street. And in Bath an officer uses sign language and detective skills to track a man after an unprovoked assault on a deaf man.
The race is on to catch a handbag thief who's spotted darting through the streets of Weston-super-Mare. Officers prepare themselves for the worst as 7,000 partygoers come to town for a dance music festival. And wildlife crime officers pair up with the neighbourhood team to investigate a report involving endangered peregrine falcons.
There's growing concern for a legal high user in custody. Police need to get him to hospital, but he's so violent and unpredictable that it takes riot-trained officers to get him there.
The Bridgwater team patrol the town centre on a busy Saturday night, targeting drunk and disorderly behaviour and cracking down on casual drug users as the police dog sniffs out trouble. An officer receives a tip-off about a suspected cannabis farm in a terraced house.
In Bath a shoplifter is caught red-handed on CCTV, but his rowdy companion causes officers grief.
There's a foot chase in Weston-super-Mare as officers try to collar a runaway suspect. The team have their work cut out searching a sprawling estate and all its outbuildings. In Bridgwater it threatens to kick off when the officers help evict a particularly disruptive household. And the neighbourhood team in Bath track down a prolific shoplifter who's struck again.
The neighbourhood team find a drugs farm hidden on a real farm. Officers coordinate a massive operation to navigate 100-tonne dumper trucks through the narrow streets of Bridgwater. And in Weston-super-Mare officers receive an ear-bashing from a wanted woman, before following their noses to a suspect property that whiffs of cannabis.
Officers respond to reports of squatters desecrating a graveyard. A trail of text messages leads an officer to a sophisticated and incriminating set-up in a suspect's garage. In Weston the team are immediatelysuspicious when they spot two men carrying a TV through a park, but have to wait for it to be reported stolen before they can act. And in Bridgwater officers act quickly to clear up a road collision which threatens to cause traffic chaos.
An officer's hunch helps them catch a wanted man. In Weston the team respond to a report of mini motos causing a nuisance, but it's not entirely clear who actually owns the bikes. The police team up withTrading Standards in a bid to take legal highs out of the shops and off the streets of Somerset. And an officer chases a bus hoping to catch a criminal who smashed up an arcade.
Officers in Weston-super-Mare are out in force to raid an address associated with drug use. In Bridgwater it's a game of cat-and-mouse when underage drinkers give PCSOs the runaround. In Bath, the neighbourhood team hunt a prolific shoplifter who has been caught red-handed on CCTV. And an officer revisits a mother who has been left heartbroken by her son's drug addiction and criminal behaviour, only to get a nasty surprise.
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