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Paul Riley
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DC Paul Riley

Birth Name: Paul
Full Name: Paul Riley
IC: Gender
1Male   Male
Date of Death: 16th April 2002
Sun Hill Police Station
Cause of Death: Explosion
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Police Officer
Affiliation: Metropolitan Police
Curr. Posting: Sun Hill
Curr. Rank: Detective Constable
Curr. Title: DC Paul Riley (at time of death)
Curr. Call Sign: DC Riley (at time of death)
Occ. Status
DECEASED
●  Service Record  ●
Portrayed by:Gary Grant
 ● First Appearance: On The Hook, Part One
 ● Last Appearance: Episode 008
List of Appearances


Paul Riley is a character from The Bill.

With less charisma than the average police baton, Paul Riley blended in so well on his arrival at Sun Hill from Barton Street that few people knew he was there. Laid back to the point of being almost comatose, Riley was a London born Irishman. He definitely looked and initially came across as a simple, good-looking, macho guy. His hobbies included the gym, martial arts and sword collecting, and it was true that he had very conventional attitudes towards gender - he seemed to really believe that men were the protectors, and that women were the fairer sex. But in fact he was not an unreconstructed lad at all. At heart he was a very gentle person and family man - part of a large, close-knit, locally based family who owned a small business. Their values, albeit somewhat simplistic, were closer to the Knights of the Round Table than Conan the Barbarian. Paul wasn't the brightest and he lacked guile or political sophistication, so he was often an easy target for McAllister's wiles. Tragically, Riley was one of the casualties of the Sun Hill fire when race riots got out of hand.


Service RecordEdit

Main article: Service Record
2000 - Arrives at Sun Hill. 
2002 - Killed in The Sun Hill Fire. 

Family and Relationships Edit

Joe Riley (Brother)

Major StorylinesEdit


Preceded by:
DC Tom Proctor
Sun Hill DC
2000-2002
Succeeded by:
DC Ken Drummond


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