When the muggers rushed out from behind a bush, I thought it was a prank.

When one of them pointed a gun inches from my face, I realized it wasn’t. I realized I was in the midst of another one of those unnerving kids-on-bikes-with-guns news items that we publish all the time in the Independent.

Despite being a reporter, I didn’t notice a whole lot else. Certainly not enough details to make a vivid news item. It made me wonder how often eyewitnesses do get the details right.

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