Boy, 4, hurt in crossfire from gun battle

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A BOY aged four was recovering yesterday after being hurt when he was caught in crossfire during a gun battle in north London, writes Graham Moorby.

Bullets missed Warren Murphy by inches but he was hit by flying glass as four men exchanged shots in Caledonian Road, Islington, on Saturday afternoon.

Warren, of Willesden, north-west London, suffered minor grazes to his face after two bullets shattered the windscreen of the lorry cab where he was waiting for his father, John, 31. The glass narrowly missed his right eye but he did not need hospital treatment. His first words to his father were: 'Daddy, someone's trying to shoot me.'

Detective Inspector Ken van Thal said: 'The boy had a very lucky escape.'

The incident happened at about 1.20pm when three men opened fire on another man. Up to 10 shots were fired, but no one was hit and the men made their escape.