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'Innocent individuals may be wrongly identified'

A statement from Attorney General Dominic Grieve's office when the legal move against two men over information posted on social media sites in relation to the identity of James' Bulger's killers was announced said:

There are many different images circulating online claiming to be of Venables or Thompson; potentially innocent individuals may be wrongly identified as being one of the two men and placed in danger.

The order, and its enforcement, is therefore intended to protect not only Venables and Thompson but also those members of the public who have been incorrectly identified as being one of the two men.

The injunction applies to both media organisations and individuals.