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PC Don Wetherby

Wetherby
Rupert Ward-Lewis as PC Don Wetherby

Episodes

42

First Episode

Touch and Go

Last Episode

Sweet Sorrow

Family

Ben Wetherby (son)

Relationships

Sandy Wetherby (wife)

PC Donald "Don" Wetherby, played by Rupert Ward-Lewis. Appeared in 42 episodes from 2007 - 2010.

BiographyEdit

Wetherby arrived from Northallerton, originally to replace PC Joe Mason, the temporary Aidensfield village bobby. In the episode of his arrival, Wetherby, PC Mason and PC Bellamy became involved in a confrontation with a man armed with a shotgun, during a struggle with him, Bellamy was shot dead in the heart. After initial guilt-ridden misgivings, Wetherby accepted a post to replace Bellamy at Ashfordly police station, although at first he was mortified to find he would get Bellamy's old job, allowing Joe Mason to keep his village job. In the Series Seventeen episode "Only Make Believe", it was revealed that Wetherby, a married man, had requested a transfer from Northallerton to escape harassment by a mentally ill woman Lesley Ashton who had become obsessed with him. He later separated from his wife, Sandy, after suspecting her of infidelity. He has at least one son. He was romantically linked with Gina Bellamy, whom he visits regularly on business related to the Police Widows' Fund, but Gina put a stop to the further development of their relationship on the grounds that it would not "look right" following so soon after the death of her former husband Bellamy, which Wetherby blamed himself for.

Biography from ITVEdit

"Don has transferred to Aidensfield from Northallerton. Over-eager and tactless, his saving grace is that he has moments of insight into himself, although this is not a frequent event. Wetherby arrives in Aidensfield in the middle of a tragedy, which he holds himself responsible for. Can Don make his peace with the community? Can he ever forgive himself?"

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