The sister of a nursing care assistant has told a court how she heard her being shot in the head as they spoke on a mobile phone.
Magda Pniewska, 26, died in crossfire between two gunmen in New Cross, south London, in October 2007.
Stories like this are dreadful regardless of the nationality of the victim, but when it involves someone where the victim isn't a British national, I can't help wonder what their family, friends, fellow countrymen must make of this country as a result.
Moreover, what do they make of the justice system and the derisory punishments that often get handed out ?
You just know that when the lowlife that did this gets sentenced, it just isn't going to reflect the severity of the crime.