Faye Barker's Sunday blog

Presenter Faye Barker
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It seems a while since we reported on gun crime in London but we've had a stark reminder today that the problem has not gone away. A 19 year old man was shot dead yesterday evening in Hindrey Road in Clapton, East London. A 22 year old man was injured in the same attack. Detectives from Operation Trident are investigating this murder - the team of officers who focus on gang-related crime in the capital. Witnesses saw two suspects running from the scene but police are appealing for more information - if you can help, call them on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

On the other side of the world, we have finally heard from intrepid Richmond teenager Sam Woodhead today. The 18 year old was lost in the Australian outback for 3 days and has now been allowed out of hospital to speak about his ordeal. Rescuers have said he was hours away from death when they found him. He looks remarkably well considering his recent escapade and it's clear there is no-one more relieved to see him smiling and well than his Mum. She flew to Australia from London on Thursday, not knowing whether he would be found dead or alive. Sam, we're told, is now considering a trip to the Himalayas... I wonder how many friends and family are crying: "Don't do it!".

If you happened to be passing over Westminster Bridge earlier today, you can be forgiven for thinking that perhaps that last glass of wine last night wasn't such a good idea. However, it wasn't a hallucination, there really were Daleks on the bridge. Yes, really. Producers of Doctor Who were up bright and early this morning recreating the Daleks' first invasion of earth, shot in 1964. You can read and see more about it here.

Our programme is on tonight at 6:05pm - hope to see you then.

Faye