£20,000 Craig Eaton appeal

£20,000 Craig Eaton appeal

Today is the tenth anniversary of the murder of 22-year-old Craig Eaton, a care assistant who worked at Alder Hey Childrens' Hospital in Liverpool.

In a determined bid to find those responsible Merseyside Police has added £10,000 to the £10,000 reward previously put up by Crimestoppers to find the person responsible for the cold blooded murder of this man who dedicated his life to helping others.

It is believed that Craig was a victim of mistaken identity. He was fatally shot as he walked along Molyneux Road, Kensington, at about 11.15pm on Tuesday, 24 February, 2004.

Craig was on his way to a friend's house, and was on Molyneux Road near to the junction with Mallow Road, Kensington, when he was shot twice. In a bid to save his life 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.

Detective Chief Inspector Robbie Slater, said: "Craig's family have suffered for 10 years with their loss and have never been able to come to terms with the fact that Craig will never be coming home from the job that he loved caring for children at Alder Hey Hospital.

"Craig was dedicated to helping children with life threatening illnesses and on the day he died he was coming to terms with the loss of one of the children who he had been caring for. He was so affected by the loss of the child that he went out with a friend and was walking to another friend's home when he was shot.

"His life was tragically cut short. He was just 22-years-old and in the prime of his life with a bright future ahead of him, he was hoping to become a childrens' nurse. Craig's family have endured constant suffering since he died and we are determined to find those responsible for Craig's death and put them before the courts. No family should suffer as Craig's have."