Samir Qureshi
Arsher Ali as Samir Qureshi in the hit Channel 4 drama Ackley Bridge

Nobody is more surprised to see liaison officer Samir on the first day of term than Emma Keane - given the pair had embarked on a holiday romance over summer. But can their relationship blossom in the school environment? From a bad background, Samir has reformed himself and now wants to help others, but when he forgets the safeguarding rules about intervening in pupil's lives outside of school, things take a turn for the worse.

First appearance: Series one, episode one

Final appearance: Series two, episode four

Liaison officer

Portrayed by Arsher Ali

Samir Qureshi