Oliver Bargate

Oliver Bargate is a forensic pathologist at the Met and the new boyfriend of Vanessa Ekwensi. Robin is disappointed that she doesn’t get to meet Oliver at her housewarming party, but later gets the opportunity when he agrees, although reluctantly, to provide Strike and Robin some forensic findings in exchange for information that will help Vanessa arrest a local gangster. Persuaded by Vanessa to meet with them at the Corner Cafe, he appears uneasy during the meeting and relieved when it is over.

He is described as a handsome black man with a “high rise hairstyle” and “rimless glasses.”