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Andrew Jones death: Mother seeks to end 'mental torture'

Andrew Jones
Image caption Andrew Jones died after being attacked in Liverpool city centre

The mother of a man who died following an attack in Liverpool 10 years ago has appealed for witnesses to end her "mental torture" and come forward.

Andrew Jones, 18, suffered head injuries in the early hours of 9 March 2003 while on a night out in the city centre. He died the following day.

A £10,000 Crimestoppers reward has been offered for information.

Christine Jones said: "I want somebody to have a conscience and think - that mother must be suffering."

Police officers found Mr Jones lying in Hanover Street, at its junction with Gradwell Street, at about 03:30 GMT.

A man was charged with manslaughter, but the case was thrown out of court after three days due to a lack of evidence.

Det Supt Dave Brunskill from Merseyside Police said: "We believe that 10 years on, somebody from within the small group present when Andrew was killed can come forward and give us information to help us.

"We believe that for years they have been carrying that guilt around with them, not having come forward.

"Now is the time to help bring justice for Andrew's family."

A vigil will be held on Sunday in Liverpool.

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