Here are the details for a new episode of Law & Order UK, “Customs.”
Law & Order UK “Customs” Air Date April 9, 2014 (9 PM Wednesday ITV)
When Ronnie and Joe are called to a suicide it doesn’t take long for Ronnie to suspect foul play: Ranya Habib had no reason to kill herself. Although they are initially suspicious of a Dr Elsayed, recently arrived in the country to visit Ranya, they can’t find any evidence against him. Turning their attentions back to Ranya’s family, they soon suspect Ranya’s son, Tariq (Dhaffer L’Abidine) However, as the evidence comes in, it all points to Tariq’s wife: Safia (Hara Yannas).
Safia eventually admits that she killed Ranya but says that she didn’t mean to: it was in the heat of an argument and she refuses to say what the argument was about. Joe, however, thinks he knows: Dr Elsayed’s medical history includes the practice of FGM, female genital mutilation, on young girls - and he believes Ranya brought Elsayed over to perform FGM on Laila, Safia and Tariq’s daughter. Appalled by this, Kate struggles to remain professional and jeopardises her entire career leaving Jake to prosecute the case alone. Guest starring Haydn Gwynne.
Georgia Taylor, who plays Kate Barker, says: " Kate becomes very involved in this case; she believes it is not black and white and there are mitigating factors that have influenced what’s gone on in this family. Jake is saying ‘It’s not your place to question the morals of something, it is about the law. Did this person break the law – yes or no?’ Kate comes at it from an emotional angle and thinks maybe it was justified, so maybe it should be manslaughter. It’s not really her job to do that as she is working for the prosecution, but she can’t help herself getting involved. They come to blows and ultimately she takes a course of action which could jeopardise the whole case and her job..."
DS Ronnie Brooks - Bradley Walsh
DS Joe Hawkins - Ben Bailey Smith
DI Wes Leyton - Paterson Joseph
Jacob Thorne - Dominic Rowan
Kate Barker - Georgia Taylor
Henry Sharpe - Peter Davison
Madeline Morgan - Haydn Gwynne
Tariq Mahmoud - Dhaffer L’Abidine
Safia Mahmoud - Hara Yannas
Dr Elsayed - Akin Gazi
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