1. ITV Report

'I'll do whatever it takes' to stop his killer's release says James Bulger's mother

The mother of James Bulger, Denise Fergus has told Daybreak about her vow to block the bid by one of his killer's for parole.

She has until this weekend to lodge objections with the Parole Board over why she thinks Venables should not be released.

Venables was sent back to prison in 2010 after he was caught with child sex abuse images. He was sentenced for two years.

Venables' bid for freedom has dragged up memories of her son's tragic death, which took place nearly 20 years ago, on 12th February 1993.

30-year-old Venables will appear before a Parole Board to claim he is no longer a danger, and can be trusted to keep his false identity secret.

I've always said I'll fight justice for James, and that's exactly what I'll do.

I am his mum and I am still here for him, and I'll do whatever it takes.'

– James Bulger's mother Denise Fergus

Two-year-old James was abducted, tortured and murdered in 1993 by Venables and Robert Thompson, both aged ten, who were jailed for life but freed on licence with new identities in 2001.

According to the Home Office, Venables has little chance of release unless he can keep his true identity a secret.