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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Tenth Anniversary of Tragic Death of Andrew Jones

Evertonian Andrew Jones died ten years ago today following a mindless and unprovoked attack in Liverpool’s City Centre during the early hours of Sunday March 9th 2003.

The attack on Andrew has obvious parallels to that which led to the death of our own colleague AJ Clarke, who also died in an unprovoked attack in the city centre which saw him floored by a single punch after which he hit his head on the pavement.

Following a night out with friends Andrew was walking home alone along Hanover Street at 03:15, he became involved in an altercation with a group of men and women before one of the group threw the fatal punch. A witness described Andrew as appearing to be apologetic after accidentally bumping into a member of the group.

Despite the police knowing the identities of the group of people, having an eyewitness description of both the incident and the person who threw the punch that led to Andrew’s death and attempting to bring a prosecution, nobody has been held accountable and Andrew’s killers are walking around free to do as they please; unlike Andrew and his family.

At this time I’m sure all Evertonian’s thoughts are with Andrew’s family.

A £10,000 reward has been offered for information leading to a successful prosecution of Andrew’s killer. Contact Merseyside police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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