Night Duty, West End

Night Duty, West End


This gritty and thought-provoking novel reflects the underbelly of the 1980s West End. The vibrant glamorous tourist-filled streets by day harshly contrast with the shady, violent and hedonistically driven nights on these same London streets. We are plunged into the dramatic life of WPC Kath Peters, as she embarks on her night shift.

Night Duty, West End depicts in dramatic detail how policing in the West End of London in the 1980s was a trial by fire for probationers. Night duty gave a deep insight into humanity at its worst and best. This book looks at prostitution and probationers, property and policing, and shines a spotlight on the fascinating and intriguing world of 1980s policing. This is a gripping and deeply moving novel, which takes readers through the experience of policing a single night duty week in the West End.

About the Author

David O’Kane policed the West End in the 1980s, he went on to serve in other areas of London before his retirement.