Bulger killer photo 'on Twitter'

A photo allegedly showing the new identity of Jon Venables, one of James Bulger's killers has been posted on Twitter, prompting an investigation by the Attorney General

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Venables Twitter picture 'possible contempt of court'

The AGO has been alerted to a possible contempt of court.

We are liaising with the MoJ and others to establish the facts.

We can neither confirm nor deny whether the pictures in question are of Jon Venables.

It should be noted, there is a worldwide injunction in place which prevents the publication of any images or information purporting to identify anyone as Jon Venables.

– Spokesman for the Attorney General's Office

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Bulger killer photo 'on Twitter'

Jon Venables, who killed and tortured two-year-old James Bulger.
Jon Venables, who killed and tortured two-year-old James Bulger 20 years ago. Credit: Police handout

A picture claiming to show the new identity of one of the killers of toddler James Bulger has been posted on Twitter, prompting an investigation by the Attorney General.

The image purports to show Jon Venables, who was jailed for life but released on licence with a new identity in 2001.

Venables, 30, had his parole revoked in 2010 and was jailed for two years after admitting downloading and distributing indecent images of children.

There is a worldwide injunction on revealing the new identities of James Bulger's killers.