Vera s11e05 Episode Script

Vital Signs

1 [gentle music.]
[breathing deeply.]
How long do you think you'll be? No idea.
Keep in touch.
If I can.
Hall table.
See you soon petal.
I love you.
Love you too.
[suspenseful music.]
Gonna be forever [tense music.]
[dramatic music.]
[tense music.]
[flames crackling.]
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Find us all right then? Well I'm here aren't I? Aye, in a great mood too.
What have we got? Call came in at seven this morning.
A pair of twitchers found a burned out car just down in the quarry, and didn't think much of it at first.
But when they took a closer look, they saw a body on the back seat.
We got an ID for this body? The fire did too much damage.
But the vehicle's registered to a Dr.
Lucy Yo.
Anyone try to contact her? No answer from her mobile.
I spoke to her husband, Rob McShane.
Now he's not heard from her since last night.
Call Jac, tell her to get over to the house, in case she turns up.
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Grim find for a Monday morning.
Or any morning, for that matter.
What can you tell us? [Malcolm.]
Adult female, somewhere between 20 and 40.
Approximate height, five foot five.
What, nothing else? There does appear to be a recent injury to the left side of the skull here.
I'll know a lot more once I get her back to the mortuary.
Well your lot are gonna have one hell of a job getting anything off of this.
Well I imagine that's precisely what whoever started this fire was hoping for.
Fire service reckon it was arson.
Time of death? Some time last night.
And one last question Malcolm.
Was she already dead when the fire started? I hope so.
Did Malcolm give us a verdict? Well he can't say for certain it's murder, but it's looking more than likely.
Now if that is our GP, it's a bit odd isn't it, a quarry, middle of the night.
And what was she doing on the back seat, hmm? Not bird watching, that's for sure.
What if she was killed somewhere else and then driven over here in the back of her own car, hmm? But then there'd be another vehicle involved, wouldn't there? An accomplice.
What makes you say that? Well whoever drove that car's torched it, so how did they get back to wherever.
Miles from anywhere.
You say there's a husband? Rob McShane.
Ah, well come on, let's go talk to him then.
Morning ma'am.
How we doing? Pretty anxious.
I told them you found the car, but nothing else.
Them? Oh, Dr.
Yo's sister Tasmin, she was here when I arrived, ma'am.
Right, well.
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Have you found her? DCI Stanhope, Northumberland and City Police, and this is DS Healy.
Have you found Lucy? Your daughter, love? [Rob.]
Eh, yeah.
Might be best if she wasn't here.
Let's go play in the garden.
Now you've been told we found your wife's car, sir.
We also found a body on the back seat, but we don't know if it's Lucy just yet.
Why not? Because the car had sustained significant damage.
What sort of damage? It had been burned out, love, which is why, at the moment, we can't identify the body, but the car could've been stolen love.
Let's not jump to conclusions.
And until we know otherwise, Lucy is still alive, all right? Good.
Now I need to ask you some questions.
When did you last see Lucy? Last night, about seven.
She was heading out, an out of hours call.
She went to see a patient? What's the patient's name? I've no idea.
The called would've come through from the surgery though.
And how did she seem when she left? Fine.
Bit distracted, but that's 'cause she'd been called out.
Now was there anything going on in Lucy's life, any problems we should know about? No.
Now DC Williams is going to stay with you.
But before I go love, I need to take a personal item of Lucy's, a hair brush or a toothbrush.
It's for DNA.
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Right, Jac.
I need you to stay here.
Make sure they've got everything they need, all right? Yes ma'am.
And try and get the sense of their relationship.
Find out if he and Lucy had any issues, but discreetly.
And get uniform to take this over to Malcolm.
I want that tested today.
We don't want them in limbo any longer than necessary.
Where to now? Well, have a guess.
To find out the name of this patient.
I'm afraid we've got nothing available today.
Try tomorrow.
Unless you have an appointment we can't help you, we're short-staffed.
Well that's why we're here pet.
Are you sure it's Lucy? No, but her husband hasn't heard from her since last night so, as you can imagine, we're concerned.
And I take it you've had no contact this morning.
When she didn't turn up for work we tried calling, but her mobile's been switched off.
Now her husband told us she had an out of hours call last night.
Said you would have the patient's details.
I'd have to check the system.
Well let's do that then.
Such a lovely girl.
Has she worked here long? She joined us about six months ago.
Good doctor is she? Yes, she's very popular.
And how about the patients? What about them? Well, is she popular with them? Yes.
I mean some of the older ones are a little unsure of her maybe.
And why do you say that? Well, Lucy's very professional, but she can come across as a bit cold.
And the oldies like a bit of chat.
Oh aye.
Lucy just wasn't that interested.
And then there were the stupid rumours.
Rumours? It was nothing, just one of Lucy's patients.
And? Well she was in her 90s, she was very poorly.
But Lucy saw her on the day she died, and you know what people are like gossiping.
And what's this patient's name? Mrs.
Howeth, Francis Howeth.
But it was Fran's daughter, Pat Cringle, she was the one who made a complaint.
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So have we got the name of this patient? No, and there's no record of any out of hours call last night.
Even if there was, Dr.
Yo wasn't on this weekend.
It was Dr.
Parmer's the senior GP.
He might've asked Dr.
Yo to fill in for him.
All right, so where is Dr.
Parmer? He works part-time, he's off today.
His wife's got chronic arthritis.
Parmer is her primary carer.
Well, we'll need his address love.
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Oh hello love.
We're looking for a Dr.
Oh, he's out the back.
Come in.
Dad, it's the police.
Good morning.
DCI Stanhope, Northumberland and City police.
DS Healy.
Now hold on, we don't know yet that it is Lucy.
No, of course.
But let's pray that it isn't.
Are you and Dr.
Yo close? We work closely together, yes.
Now her husband said she was on an emergency call out to a patient last night.
But I was on call this weekend.
Well your receptionist thought you might've asked her to fill in for you.
No, it was all quiet.
So have you any idea who she might've been visiting? Sorry.
None whatsoever.
Can you tell us about Fran Howeth? How did you hear about her? Val at your practise mentioned her.
Fran Howeth was an elderly patient with an aggressive cancer.
Lucy paid her a home visit, and sadly the old lady died a few hours after she left.
How did she die? Opiate overdose.
Howeth was in serious pain when Lucy arrived, so Lucy administered her prescribed Oramorph and left shortly afterwards.
Could this Oramorph have killed her? No no no, it wouldn't have been strong enough.
After Lucy left, Mrs.
Howeth accessed the diamorphine from her just-in-case medication.
That's stronger medication which is stored at the patient's house and administered by nurses if necessary.
It was an unfortunate incident.
Lucy was investigated and she was cleared.
So why does the daughter think that Dr.
Yo's responsible? Well, you'd have to ask her that.
Why are you so interested in Pat Cringle, do you think she might've hurt Lucy? Do you? Well she certainly kicked up quite a fuss, made things very hard for Lucy.
Hard in what way? Confronted her at the surgery a few times.
Abusive phone calls.
And there was the online ugliness.
Define online ugliness.
Lucy mentioned that she was being trolled.
Messages being posted on local forums.
I told her to report it.
She didn't seem overly concerned.
Sorry, Mum's getting cold.
I'll be right out.
Could you just give me five minutes? That's all right love, we'll leave you to it.
Thanks for your time Dr.
Lucy Yo, age 34.
Lives with her husband Rob McShane and their daughter Zoe, over in Corrmouth.
Now officially this is a missing persons case, but what we have is an unidentified body found in the back of a burnt out car.
But given the car is registered to Dr.
Yo, and nobody's heard from her since last night, safe to say it's not looking good.
So I want us up and running on this straight away.
Now first priority is to find out where she went last night.
Now she told her husband she was on an emergency call out, but the surgery have no knowledge of that.
Mark, timeline.
I want to know all her movements from when she left home at seven o'clock last night.
Have we found her phone yet, ma'am? No.
And none of her calls have been going through since last night.
So get onto her service provider, find out where and when she was last pinged.
And get them to send over her call records.
I also want her bank statements, emails, social media, the whole shebang.
Kenny, I need you to focus on the quarry.
Get uniform knocking on doors of any properties in the surrounding area.
Did anyone see her car last night, or any other vehicle, come to that? And see if anyone's got any CCTV.
You never know, we might get lucky.
Will do.
Now I'm keeping Jac over at their house for now.
So I'll need you to check out this Pat Cringle business.
I'm off to see Malcolm.
The lab turned around the DNA test, it was a match for Lucy Yo.
So how did she die? Well let's start with the head wound.
She had significant blunt force trauma to the left temple.
Probably sustained by a single heavy blow.
I'm thinking a tool, heavy object, possibly metallic.
Now forensics have confirmed that it was arson.
They've also found traces to suggest that an accelerant was used.
What sorts of accelerant? Well we'll have to wait for the chemical analysis to come back to us on that, and also any information on the material we found.
What material? A scrap of fabric managed to escape the fire.
It was underneath the body when we removed it from the car.
Could be that she was wrapped in it.
A sheet, blanket possibly.
But to answer your first question, the skull injury was serious, but it didn't kill her.
Cause of death was asphyxiation.
Smoke inhalation.
So she was alive when that fire was started.
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[gentle music.]
And as this is now officially a murder investigation Rob, there are some more questions I need to ask you.
Are you okay to do that now? Right.
Now, is there anyone you can think of at all, who might have wanted to harm Lucy? No, absolutely not.
No one she had a problem with? Maybe someone she was scared of.
Lucy wasn't scared of anything.
How about you pet? Your sister ever mention any worries she had? No.
What about work? She ever talk about any issues with any of her patients? No.
She was well-liked.
Oh, well we understand she did have a problem with the daughter of one of her patients, a Fran Howeth.
That the old woman who died? Oh, so she did talk to you about her then? She mentioned there was some sort of investigation into her death, but she said it was just routine.
How about the woman's daughter, Pat Cringle? I'm not sure.
She said the family weren't happy, but that was all.
So Lucy didn't tell you about any threatening calls or online abuse? Why, is that what this is about? Was she killed because of work? We don't know yet love.
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What about the patient she saw last night? What did the surgery say? Well nothing.
They've got no record of a patient call out last night.
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Daddy! I'll go.
You sure? Were you and your sister close, love? She was my best friend.
When did you last talk to her? Day before yesterday.
I'd taken the little one to soft play.
She loves it.
Lucy and I had coffee together when I brought her back.
And how was she? Usual Lucy.
Thinking about work.
Do you often take the bairn out? As much as I can.
I just love her to bits.
What do you make of him? Rob? - Mm.
- He seems genuinely shocked.
What about the sister? She seems more concerned with Rob's grief than her own, but maybe that's just her way of dealing with it.
Yeah, well, she was a bit handsy in there.
A bit touchy-feely.
Some people are like that, ma'am.
Well, keep an eye on him.
Okay, where we up to? Well, I'm still waiting on Dr.
Yo's call records to come through.
But her service provider confirmed that her phone linked to a mast just north of Corrmouth at 7:48 last night.
What, nothing after that? Reception out that way's sketchy.
What's that? Oh it's Dr.
Yo's appointment schedule.
Yousef Adwan at the surgery sent it over.
She was a busy woman.
Not that busy, she had a couple of hours booked off for this afternoon.
Was some sort of meeting, but Adwan didn't know what it was about.
Well find out.
Where have you been? Looking into Fran Howeth's death, like you asked.
Ah, and? Well it's like Parmer said.
She died of respiratory depression caused by an overdose of a diamorphine.
That's the just-in-case medication.
Yeah, they checked the box after she died and found the diamorphine had been accessed.
Now Lucy Yo was adamant that it wasn't her.
So that leaves just the old lady.
Well could she have taken it herself? It's feasible.
I mean, the box was locked, but the key was kept in the flat.
So what about this daughter, Pat Cringle? She's convinced that Lucy gave her mum the diamorphine, and Parmer wasn't kidding when he said that Cringle made things hard for her.
She'd been writing to everyone and anyone, trying to get Lucy struck off.
Health Board, MPs, police, even the local newspaper.
But she saved her best work for the internet.
Now Lucy Yo's name comes up all over Corrmouth social media.
Oh some of these are downright hostile.
And the most recent ones wished her dead.
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But how do we know this is Pat Cringle? Check the username.
Fran Howeth RIP.
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Cringle? Who's asking? Is your wife around? So what happened to her? Well her body was found in a burnt out car at the quarry, few miles away.
Sorry to hear that.
Really? We got the impression you didn't like Dr.
Was nothing to do with liking her.
I just wanted her to take responsibility for what she did, that's all.
But there was an investigation.
She was cleared.
Investigation was a farce, they'd made up their mind beforehand.
They were protecting their own.
All right.
I got this Cliff.
Is there a chance your mam could've taken the diamorphine herself? Let me tell you about Mam.
Last two years of her life she had dementia.
She didn't even know that stuff was there, let alone think to take any of it.
Lucy Yo gave her that injection.
So is that why you started harassing her, 'cause you didn't get the answer you wanted from the investigation? I didn't harass her.
Confronting her at the surgery.
The abusive calls, online threats.
Aye, I had it out with her and made a few calls, but I had nothing to do with any online stuff.
Fran Howeth, RIP.
That not you? No.
Well that's the username of the account that's been threatening her.
Well, it's not me.
Where were you last night? We were both here all night.
Like Pat said, we were here.
If it wasn't her trolling Lucy then it must've been someone close to Pat.
Yeah, maybe.
What about her husband? Nah, fella hasn't got it in him.
He's too scared.
I'm not surprised, being married to a battleaxe like Pat Cringle.
She may be a battleaxe, but she's not a liar.
She was telling the truth.
Get onto computer forensics.
See if they can see who's behind that account.
Ma'am, I've been working on the timeline.
A couple of things have come up.
Now the bank records show Lucy made a debit card payment of 22 pound 80 at The Crypt, at 1:38 p.
the day she died.
What the hell's The Crypt? It's a new place in town.
Pub by day, live music at night.
Phone records show she received numerous calls this morning, all from her husband, all unanswered, but she did get a text last night at 8:03 p.
We're still trying to find out what the message was.
Well who was the text from? The number was registered to a mobile belonging to Dr.
Leon Parmer.
Now why didn't Parmer mention that? Why don't you ask him? Dr.
Parmer's just walked through the front door asking to speak with you ma'am, in private.
You wanted to see me? Yes.
I should've said something at the house earlier, but the shock, it didn't occur to me to say.
Lucy and I were in a relationship.
A romantic relationship? I wanted to tell you myself, you would've found eventually and I didn't want you to think that I was trying to hide it.
So when did this start? About a month after she joined the surgery.
It only lasted six or seven weeks before we ended it.
Mutual decision was it? No, it was Lucy's call.
How did you feel about that? Relieved to be quite honest.
I hated all the lies and the sneaking around.
So if the affair was over, why did you text her last night? I needed some numbers for the surgery budget.
I'm sorry I forgot about that too.
Where were you last night? Durham.
I had to pick up Martha from halls.
Bit of an emergency dash.
Oh, what was the emergency? Boyfriend trouble.
Well thanks for coming in.
If I could ask you just one thing.
Why did Lucy end it? Her husband found out.
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Rob knew about the relationship? Mm.
She said that he got very worked up about it.
Worked up, in what way? She didn't go into details, but she did once say that he had quite a temper.
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Rob, I made you a cup of tea.
Rob? [tense music.]
I should've told you, I know that, but I didn't want it to be the first thing you knew about her.
How'd you find out? Saw a text from him.
How'd that make you feel? Well, obviously it was a shock.
Did you confront her with it? Of course.
And how did that go down? How did what go down? You confronting your cheating wife.
I got angry.
Swore a bit.
Smashed a bathroom mirror.
Yeah, I was furious.
But I never hurt her, if that's what you're trying to imply.
So you forgave her Yeah, we talked it out.
Realised we still loved each other so we moved on.
And that's very understanding of you.
Most men wouldn't have done that.
You mean men like you.
But everything was all right after that, was it? Everything was great.
No cause for concern.
Why are you asking that? It's just, we've been unable to trace the patient your wife said she was visiting on the night she died.
So where else might she have gone? Don't know.
On the afternoon she died, we do know she went to The Crypt club in town.
What? Mm.
Made a debit card transaction, you weren't with her? No, I was at home all day.
How about Tasmin? No, she would've said if she was there.
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Did you know she was going to The Crypt club? She said she was at the gym.
I even watched her pack her kit.
McShane acts the mild man and the house husband, but the truth is Lucy wore the trousers and he resented it.
Oh, you do know this is the 21st century.
I know.
One of my best mates is a house husband, married to a surgeon.
Oh well.
I just don't buy it with McShane.
Table for two? Oh I wish pet.
No, we're from Northumberland and City police.
Need to ask you about one of your recent customers.
Name is Lucy Yo.
Eh, sorry, I don't recognise her.
Well she was just in here day before yesterday love.
About lunchtime.
I had the weekend off, but to be honest, she doesn't look like the kind of drinker we get in here.
Oh, it's more a young crowd is it? Mostly students.
Oh, cool.
You don't have CCTV do you? Lunchtime you say? That's right love.
Is this her? Yes that's her.
Can you pause it there? Now that fella she's with, do you recognise him? No, never seen him before.
No idea who he is, and that image isn't great, but we can see it's male and he's young.
And he's got a dodgy haircut.
Well dodgy or not, it's distinctive, and that may work in our favour.
Now we also got from the footage of the club, we can see that they embraced before he left.
So obviously not strangers, but what was their relationship? Friends, lovers, what? Did they meet up again in the evening? We need to identify him.
So Aiden, get someone over to that club.
Talk to the bar staff who were working that day.
See if they can give us a name.
Now, Kenny, what have we got on the quarry? Well uniform have been round to most of the nearby properties, but no one saw anything.
I'm still working on a list of people that use the place.
Yeah, well keep at it Ken.
- Yeah.
- Ma'am, I found out why Dr.
Yo had a gap in her schedule.
Why? NHS Fraud had been in touch with Lucy and arranged to meet her yesterday.
They were looking into prescription fraud at the surgery.
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Yo didn't mention it? Not to me.
Val? No, no, first I've heard of it.
Have you ever had issues with this sort of thing in the past? None whatsoever.
Well, according to NHS Fraud, Dr.
Yo was helping them with an investigation into this surgery.
Now it's odd she didn't mention it to you.
Almost like she didn't trust you.
What's your security like when it comes to these prescription pads? We take it very seriously.
As soon as the pads are delivered, they're stored in a locked cabinet.
The pads are allocated to the GPs when they need them.
Where's this cabinet? In the main office.
And who has the keys? Our receptionist Yousef has them.
There a problem? Yousef didn't show up today.
We've been trying to call him but he's not answering his phone.
Now him not turning up, is that unusual? Yes.
[tense music.]
Still no answer.
[tense music.]
Adwan? [tense music.]
Get a forensics team up here.
Excuse me sir.
DS Healy, Northumberland and City Police.
You live in this block? Aye, floor above.
Do you know who lives in flat 34? Afraid not.
He had a break in.
I'm just wondering if you'd seen or heard anything this morning.
No, it's been all quiet.
Can I take you your name please? Allen.
David Allen.
Okay, and you live in flat? That's great, thank you sir.
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Why has he suddenly gone AWOL? Well he's behind the prescription fraud.
Lucy threatened to expose him, he kills her to shut her up.
Well it would explain why he's running.
Yeah, it doesn't explain the trashed flat.
And would you really kill someone over a few blank prescription pads? Who says it's just a few? Aye, but it's hardly international drug running is it? Well still, if he was caught he'd lose his job, possible prison sentence.
Aye, and he may not have meant to have killed her.
Just scare her.
You know, things got out of hand and before he knows it she's dead.
So you think he arranged to see her the night before he was due to have this meeting.
Maybe Adwan was the emergency patient.
Where'd we get this cake? Kenny baked it.
Did you? Aye.
This is quite nice.
Now we're not gonna know anything until we find the fella.
So Mark, put out an alert.
See if you can trace family and friends.
See if anyone knows where he might be.
- Hmm.
- Ma'am.
And Kenny, look into this prescription fraud business.
Talk to all the pharmacists in Corrmouth, and see if any of them had any dealings with this fella? - Ma'am.
- Okay, thanks.
Computer forensics have traced the IP of the Fran Howeth account.
Guess who the troll is? [tense music.]
We need to have a little chat.
This has to be a mistake.
It's no mistake.
Whoever was threatening Lucy Yo online was doing it from this address.
You can't think it was me.
Well, a lot of detail in those messages.
Person who posted them had intimate knowledge of the Fran Howeth case.
There were others, including Pat Cringle.
She's more likely to have sent those messages.
Well if she did, she would have to have done it from inside this house.
Look, I don't know what's going on here, but this account, it isn't me.
It's me.
I'm Fran Howeth RIP.
You posted those messages online? Yeah.
Martha, what are you talking about? Why would you do that? I was angry at Lucy, 'cause of her and dad, 'cause they were a thing.
So you knew about their relationship.
Dad's not as subtle as he thinks.
You made some pretty serious threats love.
That's all they were, threats, I was just lashing out.
So why lash out at Lucy? Why not have it out with your dad? I didn't say anything because I didn't want Mum to find out.
She has enough on her plate right now without a cheating husband.
Are we buying their story? Well, for the moment we are.
See what you can find out about that lass.
Talk to her university.
And get me copies of those online posts, I wanna read 'em.
Right, Mark, what have we got with this elusive Adwan? We're still looking ma'am, but he hasn't been back to his flat, and according to his service provider, his phone hasn't been active since yesterday.
Family, friends.
Spoken with his sister, but she claims she hasn't seen him in over a week.
Did forensics find anything at his flat? No prescription pads, but they did take some prints off the front door.
Hey Kenny, you got an ID on this ponytail fella? No, but I pulled down some CCTV from the streets around The Crypt.
This is from the caff security camera just down the road.
But we lose the image after that point.
- Right.
- I had better luck at the quarry though.
I mean, since the place has closed down it's turned into a bit of a nature reserve.
So lots of folk use it, it's impossible to- Mark.
When I was over at Adwan's flat, there was a family photo at a caravan.
Call that sister again and ask if the family have ever owned a caravan.
Right, sorry Kenny.
Well like I was saying, it's impossible to tell who uses the quarry, but I checked into people who worked there when the site was still operational, and the company records show Cliff Cringle.
Site supervisor until it closed in 2013 ma'am.
[dogs barking.]
What the hell's the matter with you? [tense music.]
Strange you didn't mention it? What? Yesterday, when I told you we found the body at the quarry.
Never mentioned that you used to work there.
I retired years ago.
Is Pat not around? She's gone into town.
Any chance of a cuppa? Ooh lovely.
You been running this place long? About six years.
You always liked dogs? It's more Pat's thing.
She grew up with them.
Black labs they had, her and her mam.
Close were they? They were family.
Well not all families are close.
Ah, well, Pat and Fran were.
It's just the two of 'em, you see, growing up.
I mean they fought a lot, and Fran could be very difficult, demanding.
Got worse after her mind went.
She said some horrible things to Pat you know.
Well that would've been the dementia, love, you can't take that personally.
Yeah, well Pat did.
That's why she didn't see her on the day she died.
She couldn't face the abuse, so she took some time for herself.
So who found Fran? Me.
I went round to check on her.
Well she wasn't answering the door.
Place was quiet.
I knew something was up.
So I called the ambulance and they called the police who kicked the door in.
And there she was, laying on the living room floor.
Eh, oh that must've been tough.
Yeah, well, the hardest thing was telling Pat.
She'd promised her mam she'd be there for her, you know, at the end.
Do you think that's why she blamed Dr.
Yo, 'cause she feels guilty? How'd you mean? There was an investigation into Fran's death.
It wasn't Dr.
Yo's fault.
But they got that wrong.
Maybe that's just what Pat wants to believe.
That way she doesn't have to blame herself.
I'd like you to leave.
I'm just trying to understand love.
Yeah, well understand this.
Pat was a good daughter.
She did nothing wrong.
[tense music.]
[phone ringing.]
Malcolm? [Malcolm.]
DCI Stanhope, I have some news to share with you.
Right, I'm on my way.
Eh, Malcolm.
Isn't that against the rules? What's that? Eating crisps in a laboratory.
Well I won't tell if you don't.
What have you got for me? Right, the chemical analysis on the accelerant, it seems that it was a high grade heating oil, the kind used in domestic heating systems.
The scrap of material that we found, the one we think the body might've been wrapped in.
Turns out to have been part of a curtain.
It's a pretty old one, if that design's anything to go by.
So what are we thinking, '80s? Late '70s, early '80s, made by a company called Randall Fabrics Limited.
That's an image from an old catalogue of theirs.
The company is no longer trading, but that design was a bestseller for them.
So the world and its mam would've had a pair of those curtains? Well, at least it's something.
Can I take these? - Sure.
- Yeah, thanks Malcolm.
Oh, can you do me a favour? A Fran Howeth was a patient who died in the care of Lucy Yo.
Can you take a look at her death for me? Have you got a body? Six feet under, but I can get hold of the coroner's report.
Well I'm not sure what I'll be able to tell you, but I'll give them a read.
I'll get the report sent over.
Kenny, since you've mastered the art of baking, you can try your hand at soft furnishings.
Take a look at those.
Now it seems Lucy's body was wrapped in a curtain, just like those ones.
Now they're, well, 40 odd years old, but they were popular.
See if you find out who sold them, what are you doing here? Oh I thought I'd step out of the house for a bit.
Things were getting tense between Rob and sister-in-law.
Well, I told, she's too touchy-feely.
Actually it's more like she's gone cold on him, not sure why though.
Well if you stayed Jac, you'd have found out.
Trust me, whatever's going on, they won't discuss it in front of me.
When I go back tomorrow I'll see if I can speak to Tasmin alone.
Ah, well since you're here, you can make me a list of all properties in a 10 mile radius of that quarry that use heating oil.
Get onto the suppliers, see if they can help us.
Yes ma'am.
Where's Aiden and Mark? Oh they found Adwan, they're bringing him in now.
Your hunch paid off, ma'am.
He was hiding out in a caravan in Seahouses.
[suspenseful music.]
Why don't you tell us about your work at the surgery? I'm the receptionist.
I'm on the phones, manage the appointments.
And what about prescription pads? You're responsible for their allocation, keeping them safe, right? [Adwan.]
Well now, Dr.
Yo was looking into fraud at the surgery.
Yeah, she told me.
[tense music.]
When did she tell you? Last week.
She'd got a call from someone at NHS Fraud asking about our scripts.
Yo knew nothing about it so she reckoned someone was stealing them.
She know who? No.
That's why she asked for my help.
Why didn't you tell us about this yesterday at the surgery? Two days ago some bloke caught me outside my flat.
Told me to keep my mouth shut.
Said if I didn't, he knew where I lived and he'd get me.
And you reckon he wanted you to keep your mouth shut because of the prescription pads? At first I didn't know what he was on about.
When I turned up at work yesterday, I heard about Lucy, and I figured he was serious.
Who was this fella? I dunno, I'd never seen him before.
Well, can you describe him? Late 40s, early 50s.
And he had an Irish accent.
Can we take a break please? He said he was a neighbour.
And you took his word for it.
He was coming down from the floor above.
Aye, because that's probably where he hid where he heard us turning up.
Bloody hell.
I hope you at least got his name.
Yes, of course.
He said it was Allen, David Allen.
An Irish fella called Dave Allen? Yeah, do you know him? Give me strength.
Dave Allen was an Irish comedian mate.
Oh! Find him.
- Ma'am.
- What? Aiden said you wanted me to get some background on Martha Parmer.
No, I said I wanted him to get some background.
What have you got? Well, I can't confirm Martha and Parmer's alibi, but I did get some info from Martha's course tutor.
What? Well Martha's had a tough year.
She was tanking her course.
They were on the verge of chucking her out until Lucy Yo intervened on her behalf.
Intervened, how? Well she wrote a letter stating that Martha had issues with her mental health, and they should reconsider.
So why would the lass troll the woman who's kept her in university? Yeah, and why would you troll someone you are clearly close to? I checked Martha's call records.
Her and Lucy Yo had been in daily contact for the past four months.
[suspenseful music.]
[mobile phone ringing.]
DCI Stanhope.
Oh, morning ma'am.
Jac, everything okay? I've just turned up at the house.
Seems Tasmin's gone back to her flat.
What prompted that? Rob said that she wanted some time alone, but not sure I buy that.
I think something happened last night.
Well get yourself over to Tasmin's, hmm, see what she has to say.
Yes ma'am.
And keep me posted.
How are you today Mrs.
Parmer? Today's one of my good days.
This is all your work is it? Oh used to be.
Now I rely on Leon and Martha to do the heavy lifting.
Well, if you're looking for Leon, he already left for the surgery.
Ah no, it's Martha I came to see.
Why don't you come inside? Don't worry love, no, I saw a little cafe down by the river.
I thought me and Martha could stroll down there for a cup of tea.
You all right with that love? Sure.
[gentle music.]
Eh, this is lovely.
Thank you.
So last night I read some of those messages you sent to Lucy.
They were pretty nasty stuff.
Like I told you, I didn't mean it.
But it was the tone that I was intrigued by.
It's all very formal, spelling all correct, grammar.
Put me in the mind of this course I once went on.
This psychologist, he could look at any piece of writing and tell you everything about the person who'd written it.
Age, sex, class, the lot.
Which is when I realised it wasn't you who wrote them.
I did.
Why would you troll someone who's been as good to you as Lucy had? She was important to you.
Up until she slept with my dad.
Timing's all wrong, you were still talking to her way after that affair ended.
I didn't want to lie.
You were just protecting your mam.
Why didn't she confront your dad about the affair, instead of going after Lucy? The Parmers don't do confrontation.
We prefer to pretend everything's fine.
Plus, I think mum was scared if she did, he'd leave her.
She's got you.
No she doesn't.
I can't be that person.
I can't look after her.
It's what Lucy made me see.
That I have to think of myself first.
What else did she make you see? That I was depressed, and I have been for a long time.
She helped me understand that growing up with mum, her condition affected me.
Sounds more like she was your therapist.
I guess she was.
How did you feel when you found out about Lucy and your dad? I dunno.
Not great, but.
But Lucy did help me and, well, I suppose everyone makes mistakes don't they? I just need to get a tissue.
[phone ringing.]
[suspenseful music.]
Martha, who's this fella? It's Aaron, my boyfriend.
I mean ex boyfriend, we split up.
How would Lucy know him? She worked with his mum.
[suspenseful music.]
- Mum.
- Mm.
This is ready.
Oh, I'll be late Aaron.
Better late than starving.
[knocking at door.]
- Aaron.
- Mm? This is DCI Stanhope.
She wants to speak to you.
Hello love.
Aaron didn't even know Lucy.
Well Martha Parmer says different.
Well, yeah, technically yes they knew each other, but it's not like they'd be meeting up together.
Well, let's see.
Do you ever meet up with Lucy, Aaron? Yeah, we had lunch.
What, when? On the day she died.
So why didn't you come forward when you found out she was dead? 'Cause you would've asked why we'd met.
You're right, I would've, and I am.
And I'm sorry.
I can't tell you.
Oh, I think you can pet.
I can't.
Aaron, just tell her.
Now listen, I'm investigating a murder and you were one of the last people to see Lucy alive.
I know.
So come on, if you know what's good for you.
Look, I don't wanna be difficult.
I know you're just doing your job.
And if that means you need to arrest me.
Nobody's arresting anyone.
But I can't tell you what Lucy and me discussed.
All I can say is that it had nothing to do with her death.
Aaron, tell her, tell her now.
It's okay Val.
If he doesn't want to say he doesn't have to.
But I will find out what that lunch was about.
And if it turns out you have obstructed me, someone will be arrested.
I'll see myself out.
[tense music.]
Mark, do a background check on the lad.
See if you can get a sense of his relationship with Lucy.
Okay, Adwan, what have you done with him? [Mark.]
We've released him, he's staying with his sister for a bit.
Did you find your mystery Irish fella? Nothing yet, but don't worry, I'll make sure we get him.
Well come on, Malcolm's ready for us.
So according to the report, Fran Howeth died from complications brought on by an opiod overdose.
Aye, but could the old woman have done it herself? Well, it is one scenario, seeing as she was found alone in her flat.
You don't sound very convinced.
Well it wouldn't have been that easy for her to administer the drug herself.
I checked that.
Fran Howeth used to be a nurse when she was in her 20s.
That was a long time ago.
And we also know that she had dementia.
So could it have been Lucy? [Malcolm.]
She had nothing to do with it.
How can you tell? Well, the report states that Dr.
Yo left at 10:30 a.
, but the ambulance didn't arrive till well after one.
All right.
By the time the paramedics arrived, Mrs.
Howeth was critical but not yet dead.
So? Given her age and the amount of opiates in her system, there's no way she would've held out for three hours.
Those drugs were administered long after Dr.
Yo left.
[tense music.]
There's something I need to hear.
Eh thanks Malcolm, I owe you.
Have you got a minute, love? So what is this then? I need to talk about your mam's death.
Oh let me guess, you're here to tell me it was her fault, that right? No, it wasn't your mam's fault, love.
No, I want you to listen to a recording of the 999 call your husband made on the day she died.
I need an ambulance to 15 Ford Road.
Okay, can I take your name? [Cliff.]
Cliff Cringle, you need to hurry.
All right Cliff, I need you to stay calm and tell me what's happened.
It's me mother-in-law.
Something's wrong.
She's not breathing.
You need to get an ambulance here now.
So, what's the problem? Well, you said she wasn't breathing, but when we spoke earlier you told us you couldn't get in, so you called the ambulance and the police kicked the door in.
So how'd you know she wasn't breathing? The letter box.
I looked through it and I could see Fran lying on the floor.
In the living room? Aye.
I knew she were bad.
How could you tell Cliff? Eh? You couldn't have seen in the living room from the front door.
What happened Cliff? Cliff! I were passing and I just popped in to see how she was.
See if she needed anything.
She was in a state.
And she was in pain.
I just wanted to help her.
And the nurses said it was for when things got really bad, and she was really bad Pat, so I found the key, unlocked the box, took out the bottle, and I injected her.
What the hell were you thinking? She was in pain! I just wanted to take it away.
[suspenseful music.]
Well she quietened down.
I went to make her a cup of tea and when I come back, she was on the floor.
Why didn't you say something? I panicked.
I didn't know what to do.
And I didn't wanna have to tell you it was me.
You let me blame that doctor.
I'm so sorry love.
You still here Kenny? I'm afraid I'm drawing a blank on this curtain fabric.
As far as I can make out, it's sold all over the country.
Ah, was a bit of a long shot.
What about the pharmacies? Mark and I'll check out some of the local ones tomorrow ma'am.
[suspenseful music.]
Where is she? Been here for a while.
The night Lucy died, Rob called me.
Said he had to go out and could I come over and watch Zoe for him.
And what time was this? Got there just before nine.
Said he'd be a couple of hours but come midnight there was no sign.
So I crashed in the guest room.
Meaning you didn't see him come in? No.
I didn't see him until he woke me up the next morning to tell me Lucy hadn't come home.
Did he seem worried? Yeah.
He was frantic.
Turns out he was right to be 'cause a few hours later you turned up.
Anyway, I guess I was in shock because I didn't think about it until after you left.
So I asked Rob, where did you go last night? And what did he say? He said he'd gone to see a friend, but Rob doesn't have any friends.
So where'd you think he went? I don't know, but it worries me.
Why didn't you tell us this when we came round to the house the second time.
He said it would confuse things.
Rob said that.
Told me not to say anything to you in case you got the wrong idea.
[suspenseful music.]
Tell us about the argument last night.
I'd had enough.
Told him he should tell you where he was, because if he didn't you'd get suspicious.
And if he was just seeing a friend then- Yeah, there'd be no problem.
But he got angry.
Accused me of betraying him.
Told me I was sad hanging around him and Lucy because I had nothing else in my life.
So I walked out.
But it's bugging me.
Why doesn't he want anyone to know where he was? [tense music.]
I didn't ask her to lie.
Ah but you asked her not to tell anyone you went out that night.
'Cause it would've been unhelpful.
How would that have been unhelpful? To the investigation.
I didn't want you wasting time looking at me and missing who really killed Lucy.
So where'd you go? If you want us to stop focusing on you and find her real killer, I suggest you start talking.
You wanna know how big my life was with Lucy? Aye love, I do.
This big.
All I had was Zoe and this house.
Nothing else.
Every day the same and every day as boring as shit.
Still, gave me time to think about things.
Really think.
Like how come Lucy keeps getting out of hours calls, and why is she in such a good mood when she comes back? And why would she hide an overnight bag in the boot of her bloody car.
She promised me it was over.
What, her and Dr.
Parmer? Paxton Hotel.
It's a mile from the surgery, it's where they used to go.
And it's where I was that night.
So you're saying you went there to confront them.
I went there because I had to know, because I was going out of my mind with paranoia, I had to see them.
- And did you? - No.
I waited in the bar for a couple of hours but they didn't show.
I should've told you, but I didn't want it to be this.
Her dead over some sleazy little affair.
'Cause that's how everyone will remember her, won't they? And I'm so angry at her for that, I'm raging.
But she's not here.
So I've got nowhere to put that rage.
[tense music.]
CCTV at the bar at the Paxton's got Rob McShane there from 9:30 to 11:00 p.
So he wasn't lying.
The question is, where did McShane go after 11? Do we really think her husband did this? Well he's got motive.
No alibi after 11, all that rage to put somewhere.
Oh, where are we with the heating oil, anything back from the suppliers? I checked all the properties in a 10 mile radius of the quarry, but none of the owners had a link to the case.
How many are there? [Jac.]
About 40, mostly farms but some second homes and holiday lets.
So is this a list of the deliveries? Yes ma'am, from the suppliers.
See if you can get hold of a list of the invoices.
Let's see who's paying for these deliveries.
Ma'am, Kenny wants us to meet him.
Ooh does he.
So what are you looking so pleased about? Well I've been visiting chemists all morning ma'am.
I had a word with the assistant in this one right here.
You should meet him Aiden.
Be right with you.
Oh, well if it's not Dave Allen.
[tense music.]
His real name is James Stratton, originally from Larne.
Now lives in Corrmouth with his wife and kids.
Worked as a pharmacy assistant for the last four years.
Well let's start with why you threatened Yousef Adwan outside his flat the other day.
I don't know any Yousef Adwan.
Course you do, you broke into his flat two days ago.
You remember? When you met DS Healy on the stairs and gave him a false name.
He's not best pleased about that, by the way.
Wasn't me who broke in.
Ah, well, we'll know soon enough.
Our forensics team have lifted loads of prints from that flat.
It won't take us long to compare them to yours.
And what was it Yousef Adwan was to keep his mouth shut about? You know what I think? I think you'd got yourself a very nice sideline in prescription pads.
Now I don't know if you were selling them or you were using them to dispense drugs illegally, but I bet Dr.
Yo found out what you were doing, 'cause she was looking into who was stealing those pads from the surgery, working with NHS Fraud.
Had set up a meeting, and I bet she was gonna tell 'em all about you.
But of course she didn't, because the night before that meeting with NHS Fraud, somebody burned her alive in the back of her own car.
That was nothing to do with me.
Ah come on, she was onto you.
I wouldn't kill anybody.
Well maybe you didn't mean to kill her love.
Maybe you just wanted to scare her.
That's not who I am.
That's exactly who you are.
You proved that when you threatened Adwan outside his flat.
I tried to scare your man.
That's why I broke into his flat.
Send him a message like.
But I had nothing to do with that doctor's death, honest.
But did you know that she was onto you? It was just a bit of extra cash, and it's not like I was dealing in crack.
This stuff's safe, pharmaceutical grade.
How did you know she was onto you? I got the heads up.
From who? [suspenseful music.]
Was it someone at the surgery? [tense music.]
Couple of years ago I was in a car crash.
I say it was a crash, it was nothing more than a bump.
Anyway, I did something to my neck.
It was agony.
So I went to Leon and he prescribed me some Gabapentin.
Those pills worked a treat.
Managed to get a couple of repeat prescriptions out of Leon before he put a stop to it, so that was that.
And I'm guessing that wasn't that.
One day I was feeling down, so I stole a prescription form.
Oh, like you do.
Put it in my bag, filled it out at home, went to the chemist, and they just handed me over the pills.
So where did Stratton come in? I'd started going round different chemists.
One day I went to Stratton and he pulled me aside and said he knew what I was up to, but that maybe we could make a deal.
You give him the blank forms, he'll keep giving you the painkillers, am I right? I told myself it wasn't a problem because I was gonna stop, but I never did.
And so it just went on.
Did Lucy suspect it was you? I turned up a few days ago and found her and Yousef auditing the pads.
Lucy was sharp.
I knew she'd soon work out it was me.
So I confessed that morning.
What about Stratton? Did you tell him that Lucy was onto you? Yeah, I told him that Lucy and Yousef were onto us.
He panicked, said it was my fault, said I had to stop Lucy.
And did you love, 'cause someone did? You don't think it was me do you? The search team found some blank prescription forms at Stratton's house, but nothing else, ma'am.
And what about his alibi? Well he said he worked late at the chemist and got home just before midnight.
So he was alone.
I don't buy Stratton as the killer.
What about Val? Well could she have done that on her own? Well, maybe they did it together, Val and Stratton, they both had the same motive.
No, I can't see it.
I mean Stratton's got a lot of front, but he doesn't have the stomach for murder, and she doesn't have the heart.
I think I've got it ma'am.
I got the heating oil suppliers to send over the invoice details.
There were a few where the delivery and billing addresses didn't much, but this one here, Drogue Cottage, it's in Boulmer, owned by a Lydia Morton.
Well, take a look who's been paying for the oil.
[suspenseful music.]
Leon Parmer.
Why is he paying this? Well, the cottage is owned by his wife's aunt.
[tense music.]
Are you getting a signal ma'am? No it's a black spot pet.
Aiden had to go a couple of miles down the road before he got a hint of a signal.
There's a landline there.
[gentle music.]
Ma'am, come and take a look at this.
Blood traces in the bath, on the floor, more in the kitchen.
Well how much blood was there? It's hard to tell, but someone must've spent a long time cleaning it up.
Okay, get a sample sent over to Malcolm, see if it's a match for Lucy.
My boss wants a couple of samples sent back to the lab for analysis.
See if it's a match for.
The poker's missing.
[suspenseful music.]
Take care of your mum.
What about his alibi? He says he was in Durham picking up his daughter.
We know his mobile registered with masts between Corrmouth and Durham between five and 10 that night.
But can we place him at Martha's halls of residence? There's a witness statement from the warden there.
She was the one who called Parmer.
She was worried about Martha's emotional state.
Yeah, can we place him there? She says Parmer turned up at the halls around six looking for Martha, and she saw them driving away around 9:30.
So he'd have more than enough time to take Martha home before going onto the cottage in Boulmer.
More than enough.
Tell us about Drogue Cottage.
What? It's just a cottage.
Technically it belongs to my wife's aunt.
Do you go there a lot? We used to.
Spent our summers there when Martha was growing up.
Oh, very nice.
Ever take Lucy there? Once or twice, yes.
And when was the last time? About two months ago.
Oh, that's when you were still together? Yes.
Now her husband seems to think that you and Lucy never broke up.
That you were in fact still seeing each other.
Well Rob's paranoid.
Well, see, I'm not sure he is.
We know she lied to him about where she went on the night she died.
You'd arranged to meet Lucy at the cottage that night, hadn't you? Dr.
Parmer, Leon, listen to me.
You would not believe how many officers I've got going over that cottage right now.
They've already found traces of blood, which is being tested as we speak.
And that's just the start.
However careful you think you were, no matter how hard you tried to cover your tracks, they will find out the truth.
Trust me.
I was running late.
That's why I texted Lucy, just to let her know.
The warden at Martha's halls had called that afternoon.
She couldn't find Martha and she was worried.
So I drove there, but Martha wasn't in her room.
I had to find her and I realised that I wouldn't get to the cottage until late.
So what time did you get to the cottage? I found Martha around nine, we got back to the house at 11.
It was a 15 minute drive to Boulmer.
So what happened? I got to the cottage.
Lucy wasn't happy, obviously.
She'd, she'd had some wine.
We started arguing.
I was already stressed out about Martha and I snapped, lashed out.
How'd you lash out? I hit her with the poker.
And where is this poker now? I threw it in the sea.
How many times did you hit her? Just the once.
And that killed her? Sadly yes.
And what did you do then, love.
I put her in the car, drove to the quarry, and the rest you know.
Oh, aye.
We do love.
I walked back to the cottage got there about two.
It took some time to process what I'd done, that I'd killed her.
I cleaned up the cottage and drove back to Corrmouth, got back about four.
What was the argument about? Does it matter? No, but you've come this far.
Lucy wanted more.
She wanted me to leave Olivia.
I told her that would never happen.
And she threatened to call her and tell her about us.
I couldn't let my wife be hurt like that.
She'd been through too much.
[suspenseful music.]
We're still waiting on the blood results ma'am.
I told them to search the beach near the cottage.
It's a long shot, but they might find the poker.
Can we actually place Parmer at the cottage? He placed himself there.
Mark you said his phone pinged off the mast between Corrmouth and Durham.
Yes, ma'am.
And there is no mast at Boulmer.
What about the landline, calls in and out of that cottage? We can get onto that.
What's the problem? He didn't notice.
He didn't notice what.
That Lucy was still alive.
He's a doctor, how could he miss that.
He's just confessed ma'am.
Mark, where's that statement from the warden at Martha's hall of residence.
Listen, if this is about my lunch with Lucy.
Oh, you went to see Lucy to discuss your mam.
You were worried about her and the pills she was taking, you wanted advice, hmm.
And you didn't wanna tell me 'cause you didn't want to get your mam into trouble.
But what I really wanted to talk about is your relationship with Martha.
We're not going out anymore.
But why'd you break up? Do you know, I admire your loyalty love, I really do, but don't test me.
Something happened a few weeks back.
What? [suspenseful music.]
It was heavy.
She was in Durham.
Another student found her.
They took her to A&E.
I didn't think she'd ever go that far.
It was a close thing.
Well, I do know the university were worried about Martha's mental health.
Yeah, the last few months has been bad.
Yeah, well I feel for you.
I do.
And especially for Martha.
I've gotta take this love.
Hold on.
Ma'am, got something for you.
Lab came back to us on the blood from Boulmer cottage ma'am.
And it's not Lucy's.
No, it wasn't a match.
What about the landline at the cottage? Well there were five outgoing calls on the night Lucy died.
Four of them were to Parmer's mobile.
What about the fifth? [Kenny.]
Parmer's house.
Can I come in love? What's happening with dad? He's still in custody love, but he's given us a statement confessing to the murder of Lucy Yo.
But there are a few loose ends we need to tie up love.
See, we've had a statement from the warden at your halls of residence, and she said she saw your dad's car, and it did indeed leave the car park about 9:30.
But you weren't in the car with him, were you.
Your dad didn't find you that night, because you were in Boulmer, at the cottage.
You must've been in a terrible state to have attempted something like that love.
I don't know what you're on about.
I'm on about those self-inflicted wounds you're hiding under that hoodie.
And I'm on about the blood we found at the cottage.
It's your blood, I'm guessing.
It wasn't serious.
You drove to that cottage all on your own.
You didn't tell anyone you were going.
So there was zero chance of anyone walking in and saving you.
But despite all your best laid plans, someone did walk in and save you, didn't they? That must've been a shock.
For Lucy too, I mean there she was all set for a secret tryst with your dad, but instead she finds you in the bath.
As soon as I'd done it I knew it was a mistake.
But I couldn't stop it.
I didn't know what to do, and then she just burst through the door.
So what, she got you out of the bath, she tended to you and she dressed your wounds.
Here's where I start to struggle love, because I don't understand how we get from there to the quarry.
How did the woman who saved your life end up paying for it with her own? She phoned here didn't she, hoping to speak to your dad, but of course he wasn't here.
And she got your mam instead.
What did Lucy say to you love? [solemn music.]
She told me what Martha had done.
I told her to keep her safe and I'd be there as soon as I could.
You went to Boulmer? My daughter was in trouble.
No amount of pain would've stopped me getting to her.
So now there's three of you at the cottage, and I'm still in the dark.
When I arrived I was shocked.
I couldn't understand why she'd done it.
And I tried to ask her, but she wouldn't talk, and then she filled me in.
That's what she said.
"Let me fill you in Olivia.
Let me explain how unhappy Martha's been recently.
" Oh, and she left nothing out.
The little chats where they talked about me.
She told Martha to go to Durham, said I was holding her back and that I would drag her down with me.
I mean not content with trying to steal my husband, she was trying to drive my daughter away too.
The whole time she was talking, the anger was building inside me.
I had it in my hand before I knew it and I just swung it.
I have to ask what happened next love.
Well she was on the floor.
She wasn't moving, she wasn't breathing.
So why didn't you call an ambulance? There was no point, she was dead.
So I put her in her car, drove her to the quarry, and set the car alight.
And what did you do love? Nothing, it was all me.
Moving her body.
Now that's not an easy thing to do.
You wrapped her up and carried her to the car.
Now that's definitely a two person job.
I made Martha help, I forced her, but I drove Lucy to the quarry.
So how'd you get back? [gentle piano music.]
Five miles in the dark, and by now you'd be on your knees with exhaustion.
I followed Mum in my car.
You're right.
She was exhausted, so I helped her.
I brought the heating oil.
I was the one who poured it in the car.
I was the one who lit the match.
But I'm the one who killed her.
The thing is you didn't love.
She might've looked dead, but Lucy was still alive when that match was lit.
Oh, Mum! [sobbing.]
[solemn music.]
Martha Parmer, I'm arresting you for the murder of Lucy Yo.
You do not have to say anything, but it may harm your defence if you fail to mention when questioned something you later rely on.
Olivia Parmer, I'm arresting you on suspicion of murder of Lucy Yo.
You do not have to say anything, but it may harm your defence if you do not mention when questioned something you later rely on in court.
Anything you do say may be given in evidence.
[gentle music.]
Where do they get the energy? If you're here to give me the news, DC Williams beat you to it.
Oh I know, love.
No, I just came by to check how you're doing.
Stupid question, right enough.
Problem's Zoe.
Still don't know what to tell her.
Well she's young.
Be a few years yet before she'll want details.
And when she does ask about her mam, well tell her the truth.
Tell her she wasn't perfect.
Look, none of us are love.
She had her flaws, but the last thing she did before she died was save a young girl's life.
And that's how Lucy'll be remembered.
That's what Zoe needs to know [gentle music.]
[upbeat music.]
[gentle music.]

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