The ‘Night Stalker’, a notorious serial burglar and rapist active in South-East London, first offended in 1992 and is still continuing his reign of terror in 2009. His attacks are unique and bear similar hallmarks – light bulbs taken out to ensure darkness, entire panes of glass removed from windows. Dressed entirely in black, and masked by a balaclava, he targets elderly victims and subjects them to terrifying ordeals, whilst also robbing them.
Detective Chief Superintendent Hamish Campbell is tasked by the newly appointed Metropolitan Police Commissioner, to carry out a review as to why a lengthy and expensive enquiry, Operation Minstead, has failed to catch the Night Stalker, causing fear and panic in the public.
DCS Campbell calls on Detective Chief Inspector Colin Sutton to take a look at the case to see if there are any avenues of investigation that have been missed over the years…
Watch L&C’s superb Claudie Blakley reprise her role as police analyst and Colin’s wife Louise Sutton. Every Monday, 9pm on ITV1.