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The parents of a teenager killed following a night out eleven years ago are urging anyone that can help them get justice for their son to come forward.

Andrew Jones was only 18 when he died following an attack in Liverpool city centre in the early hours of Sunday, 9 March, 2003.

Police officers found Andrew lying in Hanover Street, at its junction with Gradwell Street, just before 3.30am. He had suffered serious head injuries and was taken to the Royal Liverpool University Hospital where he died the following day. His parents Christine and Andrew have campaigned vigorously since their son’s death to bring him justice.

Christine said: “Eleven years on, we still have no resolution and the pain of losing a child remains worse than any other pain imaginable. To lose a child in such a brutal and senseless way is indescribable.

” I am still hoping that someone will come forward and give the police the information we need, so that someone can be brought to justice for Andrew’s death. The person who attacked Andrew that night not only stole his life and dreams they stole ours too. I wonder if they, or the girls they were out with that night, now have children? Do they have any sense of the pain we are still feeling day in, day out?

“We have lost our much loved son in a brutal way and we will not rest until we have justice for him, so I beg anyone with any information that could help us and the police investigation to please contact the police.”

Merseyside Police is offering a £10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person, or persons, responsible for Andrew ‘s death.

Detective Superintendent Dave Brunskill, the senior investigating officer in the case, said: “The sense of loss to Andrew ‘s family is still sharply felt by them.


“Andrew should have been 30 in April and maybe would have had a family of his own. Instead his life was ended cruelly short and his parents are not only having to deal with losing their son they are also left feeling that justice hasn’t been done. “Someone knows what happened that night and knows who is responsible. Maybe you have been able to bury it all these years but it is a terrible thing to sit on and the burden of guilt must weigh heavy?


“Now is the time to search your conscience, to realise the pain that Andrew’s family still feel to this day and to do the right thing. By coming forward now, you can help bring this investigation to its proper conclusion and help this family find some peace.

He added: “We are determined to find those responsible for Andrew’s death and will leave no stone unturned in our bid to get justice for his family.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives from the Major Incident Team on 0800 230 0600, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.



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