In a short statement the Parole Board said: "We've had confirmation that all parties have been told and we can confirm that it was a release decision. He will be released."
Venables has been granted parole again. Last time, he was sent back to jail for distributing indecent images of children.
This is how events unfolded from the abduction of James Bulger to the conviction of his schoolboy killers, Jon Venables and Robert Thompson.