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Hospital tribute to murder victim
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones died after being punched in Liverpool city centre
A refurbished intensive care waiting room has been opened in memory of a teenager who was killed on a night out.

Andrew Jones, 18, from Liverpool, was punched in the face outside a nightclub in 2003. He fell and hit his head on the ground, suffering fatal injuries.

His friends and family have raised 9,000 for the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

The waiting room has had a complete revamp costing 6,500 replacing floors, lighting, seating and blinds.

"We are so proud to have all of this in memory of Andrew," said his father Andrew Jones senior.

In addition to raising money for charity the Jones family have been campaigning to catch the teenager's killers.

New waiting at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital
We are so proud to have all of this in memory of Andrew
Andrew Jones

Andrew, from Walton, had been celebrating his cousin's 30th birthday in March 2003 when he bumped into a girl in the city's Hanover Street.

Despite apologising immediately, he was chased by a gang of her friends who punched him to the floor, breaking his jaw and cracking his head against the pavement.

He died the next day in the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

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


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