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#Jamie Bulger

# jamie-bulger - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

James Bulger's mother 'angry and upset' after film about her son's murder receives Oscar nomination

“I just hope the film doesn’t win its category in the Oscars,” Denise Fergus said on Twitter today.

# jamie-bulger - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

James Bulger killer jailed for possession of indecent images of children

He pleaded guilty at England’s Old Bailey court in London.

# jamie-bulger - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

Jamie Bulger killer released from prison

Jon Venables had been locked up in 2010 for downloading images of child abuse.

# jamie-bulger - Monday 11 February, 2013

The 20th anniversary of the most shocking of crimes

Tuesday marks the 20th anniversary of the death of young toddler James Bulger in England.

# jamie-bulger - Tuesday 28 June, 2011

Jamie Bulger killer denied parole over child porn conviction

Jon Venables still poses a risk, according to the parole board.

# jamie-bulger - Monday 28 March, 2011

Jamie Bulger's mother calls for inquiry into Jon Venables prison sex claims

Reports suggest Venables had sex with a female guard while he was being held in a secure unit, right before his release on parole.

# jamie-bulger - Friday 30 July, 2010

THE NEW IDENTITY of Jon Venables, convicted murdered of toddler Jamie Bulger, must remain a secret for his protection, a judge has said. The judge said that there has been “compelling evidence” of a threat to Venables’ safety.

Venables and Robert Thompson, both aged 10, were sentenced to life in prison in 1993. They were given new identities upon their release in 2001, and special legal restrictions were laid down to protect those identities.

The restrictions include a ban on publishing:

- the names of the secure units where they were held
- the rehabilitation regimes they underwent
- the appearance of either Venables or Thompson
- the address of either Venables or Thompson

However, these details could be published in other countries.

Venables, 27, returned to prison after being convicted of possession of child pornography last week. He was sentenced to two years. He and Thompson received numerous threats during their trial for Bulger’s murder and after they were convicted.

# jamie-bulger - Friday 23 July, 2010

JON VENABLES, one of two boys convicted of the murder of Jamie Bulger in 1993, has been sentenced to two years in jail for possession of child porn.

Venables, 27, admitted downloading and distributing indecent images of children. He appeared via video-link at the Old Bailey in London.

It was his first court appearance since being recalled to prison in February.

After the sentencing, a statement from Venables was read out in court in which he said he thought about Jamie Bulger’s death “every day” since 1993. He apologised for his actions.

The images were discovered on his computer after he had approached police, fearing his real identity had become known. The police told him to collect his belongings and prepare to move, but when an officer arrived, Venables was trying to delete files from his computer.

Venables and Robert Thompson were 10 years old when they abducted Bulger, 2, from a shopping centre in Liverpool, and murdered him.

The case caused public outrage, and the pair were given new identities when they were released in 2001 after spending eight years in secure children’s homes.

Jon Venables is the first person with a protected identity to break the law after being released. The media is prohibited from publishing details about the location of persons with protected identities, or descriptions of what they look like now.

# jamie-bulger - Thursday 22 July, 2010

JON VENABLES is due in court on Friday on charges of possession and distribution of child porn.

Venables, 27, was one of two boys convicted of the murder of toddler Jamie Bulger, 2. He was 10 years old at the time.

He is alleged to have downloaded over 50 indecent images of children between February 2009 and February of this year. He is also alleged to have distributed several images on the internet, although no one acquired them.

Public outrage surrounded his release from jail in 2001, aged 19, when he was given a new identity. The Guardian reported in March that Venables was mentally unwell and had been disclosing his real identity to strangers, putting him at risk of attack.

He will appear via video-link at the Old Bailey court in London.