Caught Red Handed – Episode 2

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That’s right; our favourite TV show was on again last night, which means it’s time for our episode overview!

This week’s episode of Caught Red Handed features everything from vigilante justice to downright stupidity, showcasing the important role that security systems and police forces play in our everyday lives.

One of the main features this week was on people that run the lights at level crossings. Though incredibly dangerous, a highly surprising number of people risk their lives on level crossings every day. The consequences of doing something as silly as this can be absolutely catastrophic, with one highlighted case seeing the death of a car driver, train driver, and 5 rail passengers. So, what is being done to combat this? The police show us their work in progress as they set up a surveillance van nearby to catch the daredevils in action; risking their own, and other people’s lives, just to save a minute of their journey.

Another main feature is the story of a woman who had a CCTV camera fitted to the front window of her van for insurance purposes, but captured more than she bargained for.
When she is asked to give a friend some help in the garden, the lady takes her gardening equipment with her in the van. After completing the work and leaving her tools in the garden, the two friends head inside for a much deserved rest, only to return and realise that the lawn mower had been stolen! Luckily, the CCTV in the van manages to capture the entire event, and the criminal even makes the crucial mistake of facing the camera directly!

So, the owner takes the investigation into her own hands, and puts up posters all over the neighbourhood asking people to call her if they know the thief. And then, just 5 hours later, she receives a phone call from a local resident, grassing the criminal up. The details are then passed on to the police and the man is given an 18 month sentence.


Episode 2 of Caught Red Handed is now available on BBC iPlayer.  Watch it now to see both these stories, and more!

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