Thursday 5 December 2019

Bulger killer behind bars on parole breach

One of the killers of toddler James Bulger was last back behind bars after breaching the conditions of his release from prison.

Jon Venables (27), who with Robert Thompson abducted and murdered James in February 1993, was released from custody in 2001, but he has been recalled following the breach, a Ministry of Justice spokeswoman said. She added: "We can confirm that Jon Venables has been recalled to custody following a breach of licence conditions. "Offenders on licence are subject to strict conditions; if they breach those conditions they are subject to immediate recall.

"There is a worldwide injunction in place that prohibits any reporting including reporting on the internet, that could identify him or his location."

Details of the nature of the breach were not released.

Venables and Thompson were aged 10 when they killed James Bulger, aged 2.

Irish Independent

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