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James Bulger anniversary: His mother says 'I still can't believe what happened to him'

Speaking on the 20th anniversary of her son's death, the mother of murdered James Bulger said she will remember her son, "every single day".

In an interview with Daybreak's Aled Jones, Denise Fergus explained how she coped after the loss of her son, and how she thinks about him every day.

Two-year-old James was abducted, tortured and murdered on 12th February 1993 by Jon Venables and Robert Thompson, both aged ten, were jailed for life, but freed on licence with new identities in 2001.

Mrs Fergus, 45, said she was not able to think about what happened that day, and that it was only after the court case she realised she was never going to see her son again.

James Bulger, who was murdered in 1993 Credit: PA Wire

Now, a mother of three, with her eldest aged 19, she added that she sees James in all her sons, and that she remembers him "every single day".

She said it is impossible for her to know what James would be like today, because she had so little time with her son.

He never had the chance to start his first day at school, so I don't know what he would be into now.

– Denise Fergus, James Bulger's mother

Thirty-year-old Venables had his parole revoked three years ago, and was jailed for two years after admitting downloading and distributing indecent images of children.

Making a fresh application for release, his hearing will take place in the coming months, Mrs Fergus, said that she hopes for "justice" and that Venable is not released.

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