This film is a real life who-dunnit, but a who-dunnit where, at the outset, the police cannot identify either victim or killer. As the case unfolds, it presents an extraordinary snapshot of Britain in the 21st century.
The film starts with the mystery of a burnt body lying in a English cornfield on an idyllic summer's day. The police know their victim has been strangled, her body carried in a suitcase to a remote field and then set alight; but not who she, or her killer is. Then they find a witness, who's seen a battered car being driven around the crime scene, the day before the killing. Offender profilers advise whoever chose that lonely spot knew the area. A database search of car registrations throws up four names, one of them with a Hampshire bank account. The chase is on. As Ziaul Haque is arrested at his workplace, a London hotel, the manager mentions that one of his staff is missing, a Polish girl - Sylwia Sobczak. Sylwia and Ziaul were having an affair. There's a frantic race against time to gather evidence. Ziaul's saying Sylwia is uncontactable because she's on holiday in her native country. The search is hampered by technology: the computer system that won't allow the police to type the ... Written by