Jon Venables and Robert Thompson pictures in 1993
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Attorney general takes action over 'Bulger killer images'

The attorney general is taking action against a number of individuals who claim to have identified James Bulger's killers online.

They are accused of posting photographs of Jon Venables or Robert Thompson, breaking an injunction which protects their identities as adults.

The pair killed two-year-old James Bulger in Liverpool in 1993 and were given new identities in 2001 on release from secure units.

Images said to show one of them as they are now appeared online earlier in February, and have since been removed.

Andy Gill reports.

  • 25 Feb 2013