Along the Pentland Road, 25 May 2017

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Jamie Bulger

Seventeen years ago, the UK was shocked by the abduction and brutal murder of toddler James Bulger. His murderers were two boys, aged 10. Jon Venables and Robert Thompson had befriended the little boy in a shopping centre in Bootle near Liverpool and led him away - an image caught on CCTV, and etched on the memory of anyone who followed that story in the 90s. The two were found guilty and sentenced to be detained at Her Majesty's pleasure. They were released on life licence in 2001, with new identities. Jon Venables, now aged 27, was recalled to prison after being found in breach of the terms of his licence. Details of the breach have not yet been released.

5 comments:

  1. I think everyones heart has gone out to James Bulgers mother both at the time of the murder and knowing that the offenders were out of prison.

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  2. I read this too Guido.It broke my heart so much, I couldn't watch the news at the time.He should never have been released.Take care God Bless Kath xx

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  3. I understand Venables had been fighting ,should not have been released ,it just brings it all back for James's Mother Denise Im sure ...love Jan xx

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  4. PS; They should spend their live's looking over their shoulders ...they don't deserve peace of mind ...love Jan xx

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  5. They should in my opinion never have been released at all ~ what they did to little James was beyond belief ~ Ally x

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