Time running out for Bulger mum's petition

James Bulger's mother is pleading for support for her petition to try to stop criminals profiting from their crimes. Denise Fergus is worried that James's killers could end up with compensation if it's proved journalists hacked their phones.

Race against time for Bulger mum's petition

James Bulger's mother will plead with a parole board later this month not to release one of her son's killers.

Denise Fergus fears if John Venables is released he could kill again. He was sent back to prison for breaking the conditions of his release.

Denise is also pleading for support for a petition to try to stop criminals profiting from their crimes.

She's worried James's killers could end up with compensation if it's proved that journalists hacked their phones.

The petition must close on Saturday - thousands of signatures are still needed.

She spoke to Granada Reports presenter Lucy Meacock, and began by telling her why her petition is so important to her.

You can see Denise's petition here.

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