PC Nate Roberts arrived at Sun Hill in October 2007. A friendly and approachable man, Nate has a roving eye for the ladies and certainly isn't lacking in self-confidence. Nate is upfront about playing the field and as a result has little interest in a relationship. However, occasionally he can be over-attracted to someone and he has been known to slip up when too keen. Overall, Nate is popular and a real people person, though not much is known about his personal life. He was the Safer Schools Officer at Deansgate School after his senior officer Sergeant Dale Smith was stabbed by teenagers. When Nate was at Deansgate, he developed feelings for a teacher, Becky James. When she was found assaulted, Nate was very worried about her and was determined to find the person responsible. Nate wanted to make a go of things with Becky but she was too focused on her career and ended their brief relationship. Nate got a shock when colleague Beth Green made a move on him on her last day, walking in on him whilst he was changing. Beth told him she fancied him and wanted to be with him, but just as he was about to admit his feelings, Beth told him she was setting him up, having been goaded into doing it as a joke by Mel Ryder and Millie Brown. Nate also had an ongoing flirtation with DI Samantha Nixon, which continued until her departure in 2009
Smithy getting stabbed: Nate had to live with the guilt after he was forced to split up from Sgt Smith when two thugs made a run for it and Smithy was stabbed with minor injuries. When Smithys stabber's mate was brought in PC Roberts lost his temper and tackled him to the ground.