Spender is dating a new girlfriend, called Sandy.
Whilst in the park with Laura and Kate, Spender comes across a dangerous rapist, he gives chase but loses him.
Keith reveals to Spender that he is being bootlegged by a guy at the train station. Spender promises to investigate for him.
Later, whilst in the same place that the rapes have been taking place, an undercover officer is about to be attacked, however, Spender intervenes and gives chase. He ends up chasing a train down the track!
Meanwhile, Frances tells Spender that she's going to marry Eric and they both agree to sign the divorce papers.
Stick takes Eileen to dinner to celebrate his deal. He also invites Spender and Sandy and Keith and Emily. Sandy's Husband turns up and informs Spender that he's dating his wife!
Dan isn't getting much sleep as he is wanting to win first prize for his flowers, so he and his friend are doing shifts on keeping guard!
Spender takes Laura and Kate out for the day. Whilst out on the hills Kate witnesses an attempted murder. A young boy called Jason Bamford is pushed off a cliff.
Spender sends Stick out looking for the boy's attackers. He comes across a doss-house where free meals are being handed out. However, nobody will reveal anything about Jason Bamford, who has run away from home.
Spender is called to Gillespie's office and is informed that he is to be made responsible for a criminal being escorted from France back to the UK. Spender is disgusted and isn't happy that he is having to abandon the case he is currently working on. However, his mood changes when Gillespie tells him that the criminal is Tommy Thornton.
Spender arrives in Marseille, and heads for the cop shop. He handcuffs himself to Thornton and they head for the airport, driven by Latz and Brocard. Unbeknown to Spender, they are planning an accident so they can fake Thornton's death and he can get away. However, it all goes wrong and Latz is killed and Spender is injured.
Three days later, Spender wakes up and discovers Stick by his bedside, Stick tells him that Thornton is dead. However, Spender is adament that Thornton is alive as he was handcuffed to him when the accident happened. Once he recovers, they head for the airport. But, Spender decides he has to find out what happened, and where Thornton is, so he jumps out of a fire exit and heads back to Marseille, followed by Stick.
They end up in a grotty "B'n'B", and unknown to them that the man who runs it informs Brocard that Spender is there and he sends two men to kill him. Stick comes to the rescue, and saves Spender's live. They decide to make a hasty exit before the French cops arrive.
Spender is annoyed because he can't find out anything about the local villians, because Stick doesn't know anything. However, it turns out he knows a lady and they head for hers. Spender tells them to follow Brocard on the girl's motorbike and see what he's up to. Stick follows him to a mansion where he witnesses Brocard meeting Thornton!
Uncredited: Gary Black
as Paul Thornton (Archive Footage)