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Jon Venables is now 40 years old. He was released on license in 2001 after serving a sentence for the 1993 murder of James Bulger, but was twice sent back to prison for possessing obscene images of children. The Parole Board confirmed that the hearing will be held on 14 and 15 November. Venables and Robert Thompson were 10 when they kidnapped two-year-old James Bulger from a shopping center in Bootle, Merseyside, and murdered him in 1993. The murderers were given life sentences for the murder, but were released in 2001 with new identities. Venables, now 40, was sent to prison in 2010 and again in 2017 for possessing obscene images of children. His release after 40 months in prison was planned to be reviewed by the parole board in October 2022, but the hearing was postponed. A Parole Board spokesman confirmed the hearing will be held next month. The spokesman said the panel would “carefully consider a wide range of evidence, including the details of the original offense and any evidence of change in behaviour”.

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Jon Venables is 40 years old now.

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James Bulger killer Jon Venables to be given parole hearing &Incident Detail

JAMES Bulger’s killer Jon Venables has been granted a rare two-day parole hearing behind closed doors.

The child killer, now 40, could be released by Christmas.

Venables and Robert Thompson, 39, were just 10 when they kidnapped James while she and her mother were shopping in Bootle, Merseyside.

It comes after Channel 5 documentary James Bulger: The Trial told the story of the trial of Venables and Thompson after he brutally murdered the two-year-old boy in 1993.

The film cuts clips from a reenactment of the trial using videos shot at the time

Evil Venables was recalled to prison for possessing licensed child sexual images in both 2010 and 2017.

James’ mother Denise Fergus, 55, met with Justice Minister Alex Chalk to voice her opposition to Venables’ release.


Venables is being held in a category A prison in the north of England.