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Venables must stick to licence conditions on release

We do not comment on individual offenders. The re-release of life licensed offenders is directed by the independent Parole Board once they are satisfied they can be safely managed in the community.

Their life licence lasts for the rest of their lives, and they may be recalled to prison at any time for breaching their licence conditions.

Additionally, they will be subject to strict controls and restrictions for as long as their risk requires them.

– Ministry of Justice spokeswoman


James Bulger's killer 'lies for his own sick ends'

Denise Fergus, the mother of James Bulger. Credit: Mercury Press Agency/Pool/PA Wire

Denise Fergus, mother of James Bulger, told The Sun that her son's killer Jon Venables "lies for his own sick ends".

She said: "I have been told that the terms of his parole mean that he must not enter the county of Merseyside.

"But the Probation Service didn't monitor him properly last time so I have no faith in their ability to do that now.

"They should've kept him locked up for a long time."

James Bulger's father believes Venables will reoffend

James Bulger's father, Ralph, outside Liverpool Crown Court. Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Archive

James Bulger's father, Ralph, believes Jon Venables will commit more crime, a friend said.

The friend said: "He hasn't put a time on it but he is convinced he will reoffend."

She added that James's family were given scant information about Venables' release and Mr Bulger was told via his lawyer.

She said: "As ever they are kept in the dark. "They don't explain the terms of his release, I don't know whether they are going to."

James Bulger killer 'released from jail' for second time

Jon Venables pictured in 1993. Credit: Police Handout

One of James Bulger's killers is reported to have been released from jail for a second time.

Jon Venables, 31, was freed from prison after being locked up in 2010 for downloading images of child abuse, The Sun said.

Venables had previously served eight years for murdering two-year-old James in Liverpool in 1993.

The toddler's mother, Denise Fergus, told the newspaper Venables is "a danger to the public".

This has been updated to say that Jon Venables has been released from prison twice, not four times.

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