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Murderer Jon Venables 'Given A New Identity' In Prison

Murderer Jon Venables 'Given A New Identity' In Prison

One of the murderers of two year old James Bulger has been moved to a new prison and reportedly given a fresh identity after other inmates put a price on his head.

Jon Venables is currently imprisoned for possession of indecent images of children and has had to change his identity several times since his first release from prison in 2001.

Inmates in his previous prison had been sharing images of the killer on illegal mobile phones so they could identify and attack him, reports the Daily Mail.

Protection of Venables looks set to cost the taxpayer several thousand pounds, on top of the £250,000 that he has already cost the public for his legal aid.

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James Bulger's father, Ralph Bulger has said that the amount of legal aid that Venables has received is 'a disgrace' and says that his own attempt to get legal aid in order to pursue a case to keep both Jon Venables and Robert Thompson behind bars was blocked.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

He said: "It's a disgrace to pay this to Venables from the public purse.

"He is a sexual predator and child killer who got all this money and yet I have consistently been denied legal aid over the years trying to keep him locked up and away from the public.

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"I have always said that the killers have been treated better than us and this proves my point beyond any doubt. It's a real insult to James's memory to continue to protect his killer in this way."

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James Bulger was just two years old when Venables and Thompson abducted him from a shopping centre in Liverpool.

James Bulger. Credit: PA
James Bulger. Credit: PA

Denise Fergus, James' mother spoke recently about how she only recently discovered the full extent of what the two did to her son.

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She has also spoken out about the release of Venables and Thompson and campaigned for them to be kept inside on several occasions.

She said: "I have always said I didn't want to know the full details of about the sexual abuse on my son and only found out the true extent of what they did this week.

"After I had learned this week, via social media, that the Government had turned down out request for a public inquiry I felt backed into a corner so I asked the relevant people to tell me everything because I need to know now, which was totally heart breaking.

"Releasing Venables was massive mistake. Both of them should have served time in an adult prison."

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Venables was moved to a new prison last week.

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Topics: james bulger, uk news, News, jon venables, Prison

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a freelance journalist and LADbible contributor. He graduated from University of London with a BA in Philosophy before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. He has previously written for the M.E.N Group as well as working for several top professional sports clubs. Contact him on [email protected]