24 Hours in Police Custody returns tonight (Monday 4th January) for a two-part special that revolves around Victoria Breeden and her ex-husband.
The award-winning Channel 4 show will document a real-life crime known as the “Black Widow” that made headlines last year.
One policeman said of the case, “I’ve never seen anything like it in my entire career.”
What is 24 hour police custody about?
In nine series, it has mainly been followed by the Bedfordshire Police as officers investigate cases in Luton.
It documents the time suspects spent in the police station.
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During their stay on the station, the police officers try to get to the bottom of their alleged crimes.
Cambridgeshire Police stories were also published in some episodes during the run.
What is today’s episode about?
Tonight’s two-part special promises a gripping police investigation.
Victoria Breeden reportedly plans to have her ex-husband killed.
It all begins after a man hands over a secretly taped conversation between Victoria and another man to Cambridgeshire police.
In it, she offers to pay him to have her ex-husband murdered.
Cambridge police then have to find out whether or not this was a real threat.
How is Victoria Breeden’s ex-husband reacting to the news?
In shocking scenes, detectives run to Rob to check his safety and to spread the word about his ex-wife.
He is told, “On Tuesday night we had someone at the police station with a tape that basically says it was a tape of Victoria and another person who conspired to murder someone.
“The content of this recording is aimed at you.”
Visibly shocked, Rob says: “The past I have with her … I never thought she would have gone that far.”
Investigation of the dating history
DS Mike Barnshaw is charged with investigating the case.
The suspect, 39-year-old Victoria, had used a dating site.
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And while Breeden is in custody, the police decide to investigate her dating history to see if there are any links or similar stories.
DS Barnshaw goes on to say that “I’ve never seen anything like it in my entire career.”
24 hours in police custody is tonight (Monday 4th January) at 9 p.m. on Channel 4
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