Craig Eaton: Appeal on eight year anniversary of murder

Craig Eaton
Image caption Merseyside Police believe Craig Eaton was killed in a case of mistaken identity

A man from Merseyside has said his family is "still grieving" eight years after his brother was shot dead on the street.

Care assistant Craig Eaton, 22, was killed in Molyneux Road, Kensington, Liverpool, late on 24 February 2004.

A £10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of his killer.

His younger brother, Lee, said the family "still cannot believe he has gone" as he appealed for information.

He said: "We are still grieving for Craig, a special person who touched the lives of all who knew him.

"We're trying to get on with our lives but we can't let go until justice has been served, we need this to happen for Craig to rest in peace."

Mistaken identity

Mr Eaton, who worked at Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool, was making his way to a friend's house when he was shot twice.

Local people tried to give him first aid and called the emergency services, but he was pronounced dead on arrival at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

Merseyside Police believe he was killed in a case of mistaken identity.

Det Insp Bev Hyland said: "Since Craig died his younger brother has gone on to have a family of his own and it saddens him that his three children never had the chance to meet their uncle.

"Craig was a young man who was in the prime of his life and he had no link to any criminal groups or individuals.

"He was well liked and respected by his colleagues, patients and their families - his death can only be described as a wicked and callous act.

"I am appealing to anyone who may have information to contact us."

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