Two men to appear at High Court over 'Bulger killer pics'

High Court action is being taken today against two men over information posted on Facebook and Twitter in relation to the identity of James' Bulger's killers.

Jon Venables and Robert Thompson were jailed for life after they abducted and murdered two-year-old James in Liverpool in February 1993.

Released in 2001, an injunction made by a High Court judge prevents publication of any images or information purporting to identify anyone as Jon Venables or Robert Thompson.

  • If a picture claims to be of Venables or Thompson, even if it is not actually them, there will be a breach of the order and that person could face a prison sentence or a fine
  • Details of the new identities of Venables and Thompson or their whereabouts is also prohibited
  • Internet material is covered by the order