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James Bulger’s Mum Says Her Son’s Killer Is ‘Laughing At Us’ From Prison

James Bulger’s Mum Says Her Son’s Killer Is ‘Laughing At Us’ From Prison

More than two decades since the UK and the world was shocked at the crimes committed by Jon Venables and Robert Thompson, James Bulger's mum is still in the dark about everything that happened to her son.

But as she continues to campaign for information, she says that Venables is 'laughing at us' on account of his re-offending.

Denise Fergus appeared on ITV's This Morning to talk about the new developments about James' final moments and to talk about Venables' recent jail sentence for child pornography possession.

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"He's laughing at everyone, he's laughing at the government, at us, because he knows he can get away with it and he's doing whatever he wants and he is still getting away with it," she told Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield.

She's also mentioned her campaign to have his anonymity revoked.

Venables pictured after his arrest (Credit: PA)
Venables pictured after his arrest (Credit: PA)

Venables has had three separate identities created for him since being released from prison for James Bulger murder because he either revealed himself to people or was arrested. She's calling for a public inquiry into what parole officials knew when they released Venables and Thompson into the real world.

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"I wanted those two to spend time in an adult prison - and they'd be walking free now anyway. I wouldn't have campaigned and got on with my life," she said.

"I didn't say lock them up and throw away the key. I knew they'd walk but didn't think it would be so soon after young offenders."

Holly and Phillip also asked her why she wanted to know whether James was sexually abused before he died. While most viewers would also question that very thought, Denise explained that she only wanted that information when the savage murder happened.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA
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After several years, the mum realised those details would break her, but now that Venables has been sentenced to 40 months behind bars for child pornography offences, she's determined to know more about how much of a threat he is.

She said: "In the beginning I wanted to know exactly what happened to James. He's still my son, I thought kick me while I'm down, I can't get any lower.

"As I moved on with my life I didn't want to know what happened to him. With all this going on I want to know now."

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Topics: james bulger, This Morning, News, jon venables, crime, UK

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.