Parole Board confirms release of Jon Venables

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."

Jon Venables pictured in 1993
Jon Venables pictured in 1993 Credit: Police

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James Bulger killer to be freed

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