One of his companions in the car was the real target of gunmen claims newspaper...

Tim Westwood was not the target of the gunman who shot him last Sunday, according to a report in today’s Evening Standard.

The paper’s report quotes a “police source” saying that Westwood was an innocent bystander and one of his unnamed companions was the real target of the shooters.

Despite this report that seems to exonerate Westwood, the paper also carries a report about club promoters being reluctant to book Westwood over fears that his “behaviour” is encouraging “hip hop violence”.

Westwood returns to the airwaves this weekend when his regular Friday and Saturday shows get back underway on Radio 1.