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James Bulger killer early release bid refused

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Jon-VenablesJON Venables, who brutally murdered baby James Bulger, has had his application for parole refused.


In 2001 Venables, now 28, was released from a jail term for killing two-year-old James in horrific circumstances in Merseyside, in 1993.

But he was sentenced to a further two years behind bars two years ago for downloading and distributing sickening child porn.

Today, halfway through that sentence officials informed the Bulger family that the Parole Board panel had rejected Venables' application for early release on licence.

James' mum Denise Fergus, 42, said: “Venables is a very dangerous individual and it's a huge relief to hear that he will not be getting out any time soon.

“He has proved in the past that he is not reformed and that he cannot be trusted.

“He has shown no remorse and he was not fit to be released when they let him out the first time at the age of 18.

"He' a very cunning individual and God knows how many other crimes he might commit, and how many other people might suffer, if they did let him out.”
Venables was initially convicted at the age of 10 along with best friend Robert Thompson in a crime which shocked the world.

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