Documentary in which journalist Nick Wallis joins police forces around the nation to discover how CCTV and technological advances are helping to bring criminals to justice. Here he exposes the rise in ram raids across the UK, with footage of two masked men using a 4x4 to pull the front off a cash machine at the University of East Anglia in Norwich. Nick also shows how detectives used laser-scanning technology to recreate a crime scene and close in on a gang that terrorised West Yorkshire pub owners in 2013.
Journalist Nick Wallis reveals how police use CCTV in the war against knife crime. In Exeter, a woman comes home to find her boyfriend has been stabbed several times. When he dies on the way to hospital, a murder team is assembled - and the programme reveals how 999 calls, interviews and CCTV footage help solve the horrific case. Meanwhile, in St Helens a camera operator spots an agitated man brandishing a blade and must give a running commentary until armed police arrive.
Journalist Nick Wallis presents more shocking footage of crimes in progress. In Leicester, the fatal stabbing of a football coach leads to a devastating house fire, started as the result of a botched revenge attack. The incident claimed the lives of a family, and CCTV records are used to track down eight young men responsible for starting the blaze. Also featured is a helicopter-based manhunt for a gun-toting criminal hiding out in back gardens, and a brutal assault in Cambridge in which a gang of men set upon two defenceless partygoers.