James Bulger's Mum Urges No Parole For Killer

James Bulger's Mum Urges No Parole For Killer

James Bulger's mother has urged a parole board not to release her son's killer becuase he is "still a danger to society".

Denise Fergus said that she believed Jon Venables had not "learned from killing James".

Thirty-year-old Venables was imprisoned for a second time in 2010 after admitting downloading and distributing indecent images of children while on parole.

He was originally jailed for life alongside 10-year-old classmate Robert Thompson in 1993 for the abduction, torture and murder of James Bulger in Bootle.

But the pair were released on licence with new identities in 2001.

Speaking after giving a Victim Personal Statement to the parole board via video link, Mrs Fergus said: "He has proven that his rehabilitation didn't work by the offences he has committed since he murdered James.

"That's why I am here today, I want to do my best to keep him where he is.

"If it takes for the next 20 years, I don't care where I've got to go or what I've got to do, if there's a fight for James I'm certainly going to do it."

Her solicitor, Sean Sexton, said that Mrs Fergus had been assured that the board members would "comprehensively investigate" her concerns.

The mother of two-year-old James was applauded by nearby office workers as she arrived at the Probation Service offices in Merseyside.

One person shouted: "You tell them Denise."

No date has been given for when a final verdict on Venables' application will be made.