DS Geoff Thorpe

Geoff thorpe

First Appearance
21 November 2014
Last Appearance
27 March 2018
Detective Sergeant
Doreen Thorpe (Wife)
Ryan Knight (Nephew)
Amy Barnes (Niece-in-law)
Leah Barnes (Step Great-Niece)
Lucas Hay (Step Great-Nephew)
Portrayed By
Murdered by
Cause Of Death
Strangled To Death By Ryan Knight
Number Of Appearances

Detective Sergeant Geoff Thorpe was a police officer for Dee Valley Police. He is played by James Bradshaw. He made his first appearance on 21 November 2014. He was the uncle of Ryan Knight, who is also a police officer for Dee Valley Police.

Arrival Edit

He is introduced as a police officer who visits the McQueens after Phoebe McQueen (Mandip Gill) grows concerned about Mercedes McQueen's (Jennifer Metcalfe) disappearance. After blood is found at the house, he swiftly launches a murder investigation and later arrests Freddie Roscoe (Charlie Clapham). He releases him after Freddie is given a false alibi by Kim Butterfield (Daisy Wood-Davis). After Grace Black (Tamara Wall) falls off the balcony at The Loft, he questions Freddie over his involvement.

Investigation of the murder of Rick Spencer Edit

On New Year's Day 2015, he arrests Joe on suspicion of murder after Rick Spencer (Victor Gardener) is killed. He releases Joe when there is not enough evidence to hold him, but re-arrests him after Nancy Osborne (Jessica Fox) comes forward with a false testimony. DS Thorpe later gets Porsche McQueen (Twinnie Lee Moore and Myra to view some CCTV footage to see if Mercedes had been found, he was disheartened when Myra didn't identify the lady as her daughter. DS Thorpe tells Porsche that he will not take further action until a murder weapon has been found. After Kim retracts her alibi he goes to arrest Freddie, but is unable to get any conclusive evidence. He later arrests Freddie after he is found standing over the unconscious body of a witness. However, after the witness disappears he has to release Freddie again. He asks the McQueens to identify some jewelry after a body is found, but it is found not be Mercedes' body. He searches Freddie's apartment after Mercedes' diary is found, and finds a bloodied shirt belonging to Freddie. DS Thorpe tracks down Freddie and Lindsey after they flee, but when he arrives at their hotel he finds them gone. He later tries to catch Freddie again after Lindsey says where he is, but he is unsuccessful. He interviews Lindsey and Joe after Lindsey sees Grace video calling Mercedes, but Grave convinces Thorpe otherwise. He and Kim trail Lindsey after Kim suspects that she's meeting up with Freddie, but Lindsey manages to avoid them, when Kim thinks she's found another hint to where Freddie is, DS Thorpe rejects it.

Investigation of the murder of Carly Bradley Edit

He arrests Nico Blake (Persephone Swales-Dawson) and Trevor Royle (Greg Wood) in relation to the murder of Carly Bradley (Sophie Wise). He later investigates the Gloved Hand Killer after Cindy Cunningham (Stephanie Waring) alerts him to it. DS Thorpe also shows up to arrest Trevor, after the body of Freddie is found in his boot, but he notices Freddie's hand moving. DS Thorpe, Ben Bradley (Ben Richards) and Jason Roscoe (Alfie Browne-Sykes) all did an open appeal at the hospital saying that they believe the cardiac arrest deaths are linked and they later are later led to believe that Trevor is responsible.