BBC TWO, 2023
The Detectives: Taking Down an OCG
When a man is attacked with an axe on a Rochdale estate and a local gang member emerges as the main suspect, a small team of specialist police officers launch an attempted murder investigation. The operation leads to an extraordinary two-year operation to take down one of Greater Manchester’s most significant Organised Crime Groups. Investigating detectives uncover a sophisticated criminal network involved in large-scale drug-dealing, widespread grooming of children to deal drugs, witness intimidation, money laundering, and kidnapping – but it soon becomes clear that bringing the gang to justice will not be easy.