A Sky News presenter learned the realities of London’s gun crime problem this week after a family member was shot dead on Saturday night.
Denise Nurse’s cousin Halton MacCollin was shot in a Chinese take-away by two unknown men.
Nurse has written a moving personal tribute to the teenager on the Sky News website and calls for better enforcement of anti-gun laws.
Nurse’s loss is not unfamiliar within the Sky newsroom: the brother of Adam Brown, a producer, was killed in a knife attack in July. Brown also wrote about his loss online.