A disgruntled Boyd is told he is to be promoted to a desk job and if he objects his unorthodox police methods will be exposed. Before he goes he vows to take on the case of several homeless teen-age boys who disappeared,at three monthly intervals,between 1979 and 1982. Dennis Grant,a kindly vicar who provided a shelter for the boys,puts him in touch with Tony Nicholson,the only policeman to show any concern,now a high ranking officer,whose reports at the time mysteriously vanished. Investigations lead to a disused pub where the abducted boys were taken and murdered by a sadist imitating American serial killer Henry Holmes. The gun that killed them was the same one that shot dead disgraced policeman Stanley Heath,another unsolved murder. A contrite Sarah admits to Boyd that she complained about him before going to see Nicholson - about whom she has her suspicions. After she has spied on him talking to an elderly man he captures her at gun-point. Written by
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We are told that Tony Nicholson was 22 in 1982, so he was only 17 in 1977; he could not have been a police officer at that age, so could not have been awarded the Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal, the ribbon of which is displayed on his tunic. See more
ACC Tony Nicholson
ACC Tony Nicholson: Around the time I passed out as a PC I started having this dream. In my dream I was walking down the street in my uniform, walking my beat, when I realized, without turning around, that someone was following me. A man. An ordinary man. Nondescript. No one I'd ever met or seen in real life. But the look on his face told me I wasn't a stranger to him. Oh no, he knew everything about me, alright. Been on my trail for years, maybe since childhood, maybe since the cradle. And ...