Portrayed by Rhea Bailey
First appearance: Gun Runner: Trigger Happy #599 (2.7.08)
Final appearance: Respect: Part 2
Call Sign: 148
Mel Ryder is a tough cookie and is not afraid to get stuck in. She has also shown herself to be a caring cop: the type of officer you would want to come to your aid if you were in trouble. Originally hailing from Leeds Mel’s family life and career collided on New Years Eve 2008/9 when her brother was implicated in a stabbing. Thankfully after the investigation Mel was able to watch him leave the station and travel home. Mel is not one afraid to speak her mind when she thinks an injustice has taken place as seen when Sgt Stone suspended and she refused to work overtime in protest.
Where Can I See Rhea Now?
To quote Rhea’s agent (http://www.curtisbrown.co.uk)
“Last year Bailey finished writing her first screenplay, which is based on a true story. Within six months of completing it, she had sold her script and it is currently in development with JuVee productions and the screenplay is fielding interest from various studios. Along with being a producer on her first film, Bailey is now in the process of working on her next writing projects as well as continuing with her acting career.”