PC Turner and his colleague PC Bathurst turned up at 5 Crimea Street in August 1995 following a report from Deirdre Rachid that someone was trying to break in to Tricia Armstrong's flat. The culprit turned out to be none other than Tricia's son Jamie, who'd gained access to the property through the sash window as Tricia was out for the evening and he'd got bored staying at his friend's house. While Deirdre apologised profusely for wasting the officers' time, an urgent call came over the radio and they were then despatched to the Red Rec following a tip-off that the Weatherfield flasher had been sighted.

Turner and Bathurst apprehended Derek Wilton, who was hiding in the bushes in the hope of capturing the kidnapper of his missing garden gnome, Arthur. The officers questioned Derek, and his wife Mavis arrived to corroborate his story. The constables accompanied the Wiltons home, where they were amused to read Arthur's supposed ransom note. Recognising Derek's innocence, Bathurst and Turner left without taking any action.