Lance Corporal Conn Burns was a dedicated, diligent and decorated soldier with a loving young family but all of that fell apart when he left the army.

Adapting to civilian life was not easy and after a series of bad life choices, Conn found himself desolate, down and out on the streets of Newcastle.

Attempting to get his life back on track, Conn had recently been making moves that would see him repay old debts, rebuild relationships and get him off the streets but a dark secret from his past, and betrayal in the present, left his future looking uncertain, and deadly.

When his badly beaten body is found on the cold streets of central Newcastle, DCI Vera Stanhope (Brenda Blethyn) must piece together the life of a forgotten man to get to the brutal cause of his death.

Vera – Sunday 26 February, 2023 at 8:30pm on ABC and ABC iview