An eagle-eyed fan of BBC crime drama Line Of Duty thinks they have discovered another rotten apple in Jo Davidson’s team who has yet to be detected – and cannot believe no one else has picked up on the same thing.
The observant viewer of the popular BBC One show spotted what they believe to be a vital clue about the past of troubled DCI Jo, who had already been revealed to have links to the OCG, with deceased gang leader Tommy Hunter outed as her blood relative, thanks to the work of AC-12.
The head of Operation Lighthouse has also had to work with undercover gang member Ryan Pilkington on her team, who was last seen pointing a gun at Kate Fleming.
In the latest twist to season six it was revealed that murdered journalist Gail Vella was looking into the suspicious death of Lawrence Christopher – a young black man killed in police custody in 2003 after being attacked by a gang of white youths, the Mirror reports.
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As AC-12 member Chloe Bishop took Steve Arnott and Ted Hastings through her findings, she revealed a brief look at the gang members involved explaining explained how they’d been let off the crime and given anonymity to protect them.
As mug shots of each member flashed up on screen one viewer at home claimed to instantly recognise one of them.
“Seriously has no one else genuinely spotted this? Was the first thing I noticed #LineOfDuty#chrislomax#lawrencechristopher,” they tweeted – sharing a snap of the gang as teenagers alongside Detective Sergeant Chris Lomax.
After putting out the theory that Jo Davidson’s right hand man at Hillside Lane Station was a member of the gang responsible for killing Christopher many other fans of the show piled in with their guesses and theories.
“Yep I spotted that too. Although there are a lot of red herrings. So it’s possible that he isn’t a bad guy,” said one.
“Very true. Though it directly connects him to Tommy Hunter’s son. And it gives him a motive for Gail Vella’s murder as he wants to keep his past a secret,” speculated another.
“OMG. You could be right. We need a face front pic to be sure,” said a third.
And it didn’t stop there for keen armchair detectives who have been doing their best to unravel all Jed Mercurio’s plot points before the dramatic final.
Fans have also been looking at clues pointing to the identity of “H” – the fourth corrupt man or woman at the heart of police corruption.
The return of Patricia Carmichael at the end of Sunday night’s show sparked another theory to do with the much-feared Detective Chief Superintendent’s surname and a possible link to H.
One Twitter user wrote: “I think Carmichael is H. Jimmy Lakewell told Steve to look more into the race claim. Take away Raceclaim from Carmichael and what do you have left … – I’ve cracked it #lineofduty”
Line Of Duty returns on Sunday at 9pm on BBC One.