Contempt moves over Bulger killers

Contempt proceedings are to be brought against a number of people who posted photos claiming to show James Bulger's killers Jon Venables or Robert Thompson on the internet, the Attorney General said today.

Venables was 10 when he and classmate Thompson abducted and murdered two-year-old James in Liverpool in February 1993. Images recently appeared on the social network site Twitter claiming to show an adult Venables, who was released from jail on licence with a new identity in 2001.

The Attorney General said court papers will be served shortly to bring contempt proceedings against those who posted the pictures, which have since been taken down.

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Contempt moves over Bulger killers

Contempt proceedings are to be brought against a number of people who posted photos claiming to show James Bulger's killers Jon Venables or Robert Thompson on the internet, the Attorney General said today.