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Mary Kenny: Crime and punishment are far from child's play

Published 15/03/2010 | 05:00

Law reform is unthinkable while the Bulger case remains such a sensitive issue in the public mind

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FEW events have distressed, upset -- and divided -- the British public like the murder of the two-year-old James Bulger in 1993, whose consequences continue to rumble on.

Just yesterday, the murdered toddler's mother, Denise Fergus, called for the sacking of the "Children's Tsar", Dr Maggie Atkinson, who had described James's killing by Jon Venables and Robert Thompson as "unpleasant".

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