DETECTIVES have launched a fresh appeal to find the killer of a Royal Navy sailor.
This week marks eight years since the death of 22-year-old Portsmouth-based sailor Anthony Cavanagh.
The rating was on shore leave from HMS Cardiff when he was attacked in a bar in his home city of Liverpool in September 2005.
He was confronted by a group of men, including somebody he had accidentally knocked into earlier that evening.
One of the group punched Anthony, causing him to fall to the floor and suffer major head injuries.
He died in front of his family 11 days later on October 5.
Detective Superintendent Mark Guinness, of Merseyside Police, said: ‘It is now eight years since Anthony was attacked in the city centre and I am determined to find the person responsible for Anthony’s death.
‘His family cannot rest until the person responsible for his death is brought to justice and I would appeal to anyone who has information to come forward so we can do the right thing by Anthony’s family.’
Anthony’s mum, Pat Cavanagh added: ‘As the years go by, the pain of our loss doesn’t go away, especially this year on what would have been a special birthday for Anthony, his 30th.’