WPC Ackland and PC Loxton are on foot patrol when they are approached by a Mrs Henry with a minor complaint. A shot rings out, hitting Mrs Henry and SO19 are quickly on the scene to evacuate the officers and the wounded woman. CID, including WDS Jo Morgan who has been seconded to Sun Hill as a liaison to the Regional Crime Squad, can find no reason why the woman would be the target of a sniper. PC Loxton, who is testifying in a court case later in the day is assumed to be the target and is given SO1 protection, although subsequent raids of the suspect's property put him in the clear. That night however, as Loxton slumbers in a safe house, someone firebombs June Ackland's flat.