PC Singh is a new recruit to the Wetherton force who is eager to learn all of the tricks of the trade from Dalziel. Starting as a tea boy, he quickly proves himself resourceful, canny, and motivated in even the most complicated of investigations. In the episode "Deadheads", Singh is struck soundly over the head and nearly killed. Wield demonstrates a telling tenderness toward Singh that sets up the revelation of his homosexuality. Singh's attachment to the team only lasts one series. As an explanation, Dalziel later reveals in "Child's Play" that Singh's departure was due to the fact that Wieldy was getting misty-eyed over him and to protect everyone involved he chose to "ship him up north" where he would continue his career.