Father of James Bulger 'filled with terror' over release

The father of James Bulger says the decision to release one of his son's killers from prison "filled him with terror". Speaking through his solicitor, Robin Makin, he added:

"Ralph fears that an innocent person may be mistaken for Jon Venables and be injured or even killed. If such occurs then Ralph will feel guilty of not having done enough to have prevented such an obvious tragedy."

Ralph Bulger, the father of James Bulger
Ralph Bulger, the father of James Bulger Credit: Press Association

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James Bulger killer to be freed

James Bulger's killer Jon Venables is to be released from prison. Denise Fergus, James Bulger's mother, slammed the decision saying Venables remained 'a danger to the public'.