The mum of Sean Finnan has spoken for the first time in a bid to prompt people to come forward with information on the eighth anniversary of her son's death.

Sean's untimely and tragic death totally devastated his family and friends. Police are offering a reward of £10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for his death.

Sean's mum, Rose Finnan, has spoken of the devastation following his murder in January 2009. She said: “Sean was a caring, loyal and one in a million son who loved his family and friends. He was kind and thoughtful and we are heartbroken we will never see his smiling face again.

"The fact his killers remain at large compounds our grief and we maintain our belief there are people who have information in relation to Sean’s death who have not come forward. I appeal to the people of Liverpool, and especially the residents of Barons Hey in Stockbridge Village, to examine their conscience and contact the police if they have any information in relation to the attack on Sean. Your call to the police could be the piece of the puzzle which will assist the police with their investigation in bringing his killers to justice.”

Sean Finnan As A Boy Just before 8pm on Monday, January 5, 2009, Sean Finnan, who was just 22-years-old, from Childwall, was violently assaulted by a group of men in Barons Hey, Stockbridge Village. During the assault Sean was stabbed and severely beaten and he was taken to hospital where he died on the evening of Friday, 9 January 2009.

Sean had been looking for a bicycle, which had been stolen from his younger brother, before he was assaulted and it was recovered in woodland near to Little Wood Lodge between the M57 motorway and the B5194 road.

Detective Superintendent Mark Guinness, said, "Seven years have passed since Sean was brutally murdered and his family can't rest until those responsible for the cowardly attack are brought to justice.

"Sean's parents, Rose and Joe, cannot move on until the offenders are caught. Someone out there knows exactly who is responsible for his murder would like to take this opportunity to appeal for anyone who knows any information about the circumstances surrounding the death of Sean Finnan. We are particularly keen to talk to anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area, at the time of the assault, to come forward and help us with our enquiries.

"We firmly believe that the answers lie within the local community and someone knows who is responsible for this terrible act, which has left a family devastated. It's not too late to come forward.

"I would even appeal to those involved in the attack to search their consciences. Allegiances can change over time and you may even regret your involvement in the attack on the night. A £10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the murder.”

Merseyside Police is continuing to appeal for witnesses and anyone with any information is asked to call 0151 777 8603, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.