As the news breaks that fifteen people have died in the shootings David drives to Southcliffe, telling colleague Anthony the town holds bad memories for him. In the days before the violence broke out Claire Salter, social worker to Stephen's mother Queenie, notices his isolation and suggests he socialize. Though they have a daughter Anna, shortly to leave home for university, Claire and husband Andrew consider IVF for a second child as Claire has difficulty conceiving. Pub landlord Paul Gould, to the disgust of his brother Geoff, is having an affair with a younger woman who wants them to leave Southcliffe though he refuses. Later he will discover that his family will be among Morton's victims. Claire is also worried when Anna, out jogging, fails to answer her mobile phone.
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