8:30pm – Friday, June 17 on ABC1
Arriving in Glasgow for a fresh start, the Mamood family are distraught to learn their son, Farid Mamood, has been murdered; doused in petrol, set alight and left to burn to death.
As investigations get underway, DCI Matt Burke (Alex Norton), DS Jackie Reid (Blythe Duff) and DI Robbie Ross (John Michie) initially believe the murder may be racially motivated as this is a multi-ethnic community with plenty of tension and antagonism amongst various groups.
Keeping an eagle eye on Burke is DC Mita Rahim (Anneika Rose), a multi-lingual DC from the Diversity Unit who DS Karen Campbell (Siobhan Redmond) has brought in to assist the team on the murder inquiry. Resistant to Rahim’s involvement on the case, tensions in the team mount as they venture to uncover more clues.
Initial enquiries lead to two possible suspects; Yusi, Farid’s brother, and ex-soldier William Geddes. Geddes is very opinionated about his feeling towards the Mamood family and their arrival in his local area. Both suspects were seen near the crime scene, along with Farid’s cousin, Soheil, who is married to Geddes’ sister. Each provides a different alibi as to their whereabouts on the evening of the murder, but one of them must be lying…
Hesitant to believe it may have been a race attack, Ross and Burke pursue all clues but believe the Mamoods are hiding information. Their instincts are justified when local drug baron Keenan enters the frame and it becomes clear that the case is far more complex than they had originally suspected.