As a sergeant, Inspector Longton arrested a man in another area for inappropriate behaviour with young girls. In this episode, the man spots Inspector Longton in the street, and goes to the police station, where he holds Inspector Longton hostage in her office, with PC Danny Sparks.
An over zealous shop manager tries to have a local respected elderly lady prosecuted for shoplifting of a minor item. The police decide not to pursue the matter. Dissatisfied with this, the shop manager refuses to co-operate with an anti-glue sniffing campaign organized by the same police, thus leading to the death of a local youth.