The father of James Bulger says he is haunted by the fact he was trying to keep his son safe the day he was abducted.
In a rare interview, Ralph Bulger's revealed James wasn't with him, to protect him from tools being used for building work.
It has been 20 years since the toddler from Liverpool was led to his death by Robert Thompson and Jon Venables.
It's 20 years ago that James Bulger was taken from a shopping centre and murdered by two ten-year-old boys on a railway line.
Today his mother is still fighting to keep one of his killers behind bars.
Denise Fergus says Jon Venables has never been punished for his crime.
He and Robert Thompson were released after serving eight years in a youth offenders unit.
Venables was sent back to prison in 2010 for downloading indecent images of children.
Denise spoke to Granada Reports presenter Lucy Meacock about how tough its been.
Lucy began by asking her why she's keen to have her say at the parole hearing for Jon Venables this summer.
Tomorrow marks 20 years since James Bulger was taken from a shopping centre and murdered by two ten-year-old boys on a railway line.
Our correspondent Andy Bonner looks back at the day he went missing.
The mother of Liverpool toddler James Bulger is hoping to speak at the parole hearing of one of his killers. Jon Venables is making a bid for early release from prison. Denise Fergus is determined he stays behind bars.
Almost 20 years after the murder of James Bulger, his mother Denise Fergus says she'll never forgive his killers.