John Wadsworth
John Wadsworth
Portrayed by Kevin Doyle
First Appearance Series 2 Episode 1
Last Appearance Series 2 Episode 6
Cause/Reason Jumped off a bridge
Duration 2016
Status Deceased
Occupation Detective Sergeant & Criminal
Spouse Amanda Wadsworth
Romances Vicky Fleming
Sons Jack & Ben
Daughters Amber
48 year old Detective Sergeant John Wadsworth is a man who is losing a grip on all aspects of his life. He’s a father to young children - Jack, Ben and Amber - and is married to Amanda. But their relationship is strained to the point where they are both seeing other people.


He has no relief at work, where he’s working with the murder investigation team under Detective Constable Andy Shepherd’s leadership. They are busy on a major case after a string of dead bodies were been found in the area.

John has the makings of a decent detective. He’s experienced enough to take young and eager police officers under his wing, and given another time and place, John would have been a brilliant mentor. But as the net begins to close - both at home and at work - John is unable to unpick the tangled web that he’s in and he loses sight of the harmless, happy-go-lucky family man he used to be.

John is a man on the edge. And being desperate drives you to do desperate things. What happens when you have a split second to make a decision? What if you make the wrong choice? But being a detective has its advantages and John is going to need nerves of steel to get through his ordeal.