It is difficult to let the events of the early hours of Boxing Day in Manchester not go without some comment.
In what is always a quiet news time,the eyes of the rest of the country and the rest of the world were focused on the tragic shooting in Ordsall of 23 year old student Anuj Bidve,a guest of Manchester,Salford and of this country.
There have now been five arrests according to Greater Manchester Police,no doubt in due course we will discover exactly what motivations lay behind the apparent shooting at point blank range of an innocent student,three years in the country who was visiting our city to enjoy Christmas.
From all the reports from family and friends and tributes from Lancaster University,a young life with so much to give has been snuffed out,simply by taking a wrong decision in a city that he didn't know to walk through a wrong area at the wrong time.
This is the fourth gun related incident in the area in just over a year.The estate sitting between Salford Quays and the bright lights of Manchester is one of the most deprived in the city.
Yet whatever the problems that occur on that estate,there is no excuse for what appears to be a blatant cold blooded shooting of an innocent.
But for now our thoughts go out to the family and friends of Anuj,the inquests into how people can be roaming the streets during the festive season carrying guns in our wonderful city can wait until the New Year.