Today, March 21 2023, BBC presents the series where with attacks on emergency service workers on the rise, this series uses bodycam and CCTV footage to tell the stories of brave 999ers assaulted in the line of duty..
Critical Incident Today, March 21 2023
|Date||Summary||New / Repeat|
|Date||Summary||New / Repeat|
|Friday, 11 November 2022||Series 3 Episode 15 of 15|
It’s a busy few hours for Avon and Somerset police officers on the night shift in Bristol, and a North Wales PC talks about the difficulties faced as a visible minority in the force. With assaults on police officers at an all-time high, we examine how anything can become a weapon in the wrong hands.
|Thursday, 10 November 2022||Series 3 Episode 14 of 15|
When a woman is stabbed in Coventry, a police officer uses his first aid skills to help save her life. We find out what it takes to become a police horse in the Avon and Somerset mounted section, and a specialist task force tackles crime in the Greater Manchester area.
|Wednesday, 9 November 2022||Series 3 Episode 13 of 15|
A paramedic experiences mental health issues after being assaulted but learns how to help others who are also suffering. In North Yorkshire, two officers from the roads policing unit take a hit from a car thief who is desperate to escape. The West Midlands Drone Unit demonstrates how their high-tech equipment plays an essential part in today’s policing.
|Tuesday, 8 November 2022||Series 3 Episode 12 of 15|
A Warwickshire police officer uses his advanced medical training to save the lives of two stab victims, and a mountain bike paramedic receives head injuries when he’s violently attacked in Manchester city centre. With assaults on ambulance workers at an all-time high, stab vests are trialled in Wolverhampton.
|Monday, 7 November 2022||Series 3 Episode 11 of 15|
A West Midlands police officer receives life-changing injuries when a man viciously bites his finger. With the help of his support dog Holly, a PC who has been diagnosed with PTSD helps other sufferers, and we follow Leicestershire Fire and Rescue as they carry out training at an airport.
|Friday, 4 November 2022||Series 3 Episode 10 of 15|
In Manchester, plain-clothed police officers chase a gunman through a residential area. A police officer sustains injuries that put his career in jeopardy when he’s involved in a horrific car accident. In Northampton, firearms officers are called out when a man arrives at a police station claiming he has a bomb.
|Thursday, 3 November 2022||Series 3 Episode 9 of 15|
A Gloucestershire police officer responds to a gas leak and performs CPR on a teenage boy. With attacks on firefighters at an all-time high, we follow Humberside Fire and Rescue on their busiest night of the year, Bonfire Night.
|Wednesday, 2 November 2022||Series 3 Episode 8 of 15|
In south Wales, a man threatens two police officers with a gun when they visit his home. In Kent, a young call handler uses her training to de-escalate an extremely dangerous situation where a man is threatening a family member with a knife. Elsewhere, police chase down ram-raiding thieves.
|Tuesday, 1 November 2022||Series 3 Episode 7 of 15|
In Derbyshire, a brave officer puts his life in danger when he tries to stop a dam from bursting. In south Wales, a paramedic is assaulted while on duty, and we see how brazen armed robbers livestream on social media as police give pursuit.
|Monday, 31 October 2022||Series 3 Episode 6 of 15|
In Kent, a police sergeant puts his life in danger when he rescues a man from a house fire, while in Bristol, two cops wrestle an armed robber to the ground. In Oxfordshire, after being assaulted by a man he was trying to help, a paramedic has an arranged meeting with the offender.
|Friday, 28 October 2022||Series 3 Episode 5 of 15|
In Kent, an officer and his police dog chase down a criminal. A brave PC confronts an armed robber who entered a restaurant with a knife, and a firefighter in Leicestershire is assaulted when he tries to put out a garden fire.
|Thursday, 27 October 2022||Series 3 Episode 4 of 15|
In Lancashire, a police sergeant receives life-changing injuries when he is the victim of a brutal attack, but he’s determined to return to work. In Northamptonshire, a police dog comes to the rescue when his handler faces a dangerous car thief, and in Bristol, a man goes on a knife rampage in a busy high street.
|Wednesday, 26 October 2022||Series 3 Episode 3 of 15|
A West Midlands police officer is the victim of a brutal assault when he follows a suspect into a storm drain. Two paramedics are attacked by an intoxicated man in the back of their ambulance, and a Northampton PC works hard to tackle knife crime in the city.
|Tuesday, 25 October 2022||Series 3 Episode 2 of 15|
In Wolverhampton, two paramedics are on a long road to recovery after they are both stabbed while on duty. A rookie police officer in Wellingborough rescues a woman from a house fire. In Southampton, a brave police officer risks his life when he jumps into the sea to save a girl from drowning.
|Monday, 24 October 2022||Series 3 Episode 1 of 15|
In a bid to protect his colleagues from a man wielding three knives, a police sergeant in Bristol activates his taser. A Yorkshire paramedic is threatened with a gun when he’s called out to a house, and we follow Warwickshire Police officers undertaking advanced driver training.
About Critical Incident
With attacks on emergency service workers on the rise, this series uses bodycam and CCTV footage to tell the stories of brave 999ers assaulted in the line of duty.
This show is broadcast on BBC, also known as the British Broadcasting Corporation.