It should certainly be moved up to 12; in some European

What happened to James Bulger’s killers Jon Venables and Robert Thompson

Canada Goose Jackets Now, 25 years after Jon Venables and Robert Thompson were charged and convicted of the brutal murder of two year canada goose coats on sale old James Bulger, the case has been revisited with canada goose factory sale a canada goose uk outlet new documentary examining whether or not justice was done. Canada Goose Jackets

canada goose clearance The Bulger Killers: Was Justice Done? features interviews with those involved in the 1993 trial, including James’ dad Ralph Bulger, Jon Venables’ solicitor Laurence Lee and detective sergeant Phil Roberts, who interviewed Robert Thompson. canada goose clearance

buy canada goose jacket cheap The TV programme aired on Monday 5 February and is now available on Channel 4 Demand. buy canada goose jacket cheap

What happened to canada goose clearance sale James Bulger? James mum Denise Canada Goose online Bulger was at the counter of a butchers in the Strand shopping centre in Bootle, Liverpool, on February 12, 1993, when she briefly let go of her son’s hand to get some change from canadian goose jacket her purse.

‘Princess who helped mend my broken buy canada goose jacket heart’: James Bulger’s sister visits grave of the brother she’ll never meet for the first Canada Goose Parka time

canada goose coats on sale They passed 36 people, with one recalling how they urged the boys to take their canada goose uk shop ‘little brother’ home because he was ‘crying for his mummy’. canada goose coats on sale

buy canada goose jacket When they buy canada goose jacket cheap finally came to a disused cheap canada goose uk railway canada goose coats track near the police station, the murderous duo tortured James, throwing stones and bricks and the baby, and kicking and stamping on him before finally dropping a heavy iron bar canada goose outlet on to the defenceless tot. buy canada goose jacket

canada goose deals They hid his body under bricks so that the first train to come along cut his body in two, but he was already dead before this happened. canada goose deals

A pathologist later said that there were so uk canada goose outlet many injuries 42 in total that not Canada Goose Jackets one could be isolated as causing the little boy’s fatal wound.

How James Bulger’s mum thought about killing herself as she found Canada Goose Online solace in silence after toddler’s murder

canada goose coats Security launched a canada goose uk black friday search for James inside the centre and James’ family searched for their son overnight. canada goose coats

canada goose Three days later his body was uk canada goose found, and three days after that a tip off came from a shopkeeper who had seen two boys playing truant Canada Goose Coats On Sale on the day James went missing and gave police two names Jon Venables and Robert Thompson. canada goose

cheap Canada Goose Neither gave evidence to the court, but were found guilty after an officer told how Venables admitted the murder, saying, “We did it. Will you tell his mum I’m canada goose black friday sale sorry?” cheap Canada Goose

canadian goose jacket (Image: Getty Images) canadian goose jacket

In 2010, Meggie Atkinson, then children’s commissioner for England, called for the age of criminal responsibility to be raised to 12 in light of the trial.

canada goose store “The age of criminal responsibility in this country is 10 that’s too low. It should certainly be moved up to 12; in some European countries it is 14,” she said. canada goose store

Canada Goose Parka “In terms of knowing what the full consequences of your actions are, you are into older childhood or adolescence. Canada Goose Parka

“Youngsters are usually tried in a youth court, [Thompson and Venables] canada goose store were tried in an adult court. What they did was exceptionally unpleasant and the fact that a little boy ended up dead is not something the nation can easily forget. But they shouldn’t have been tried in an adult court because they were still children.”

Children accused of a crime are usually granted anonymity, but at the end of the trial the judge allowed both to be named, “because the public interest overrode the interest of the defendants.”

canada goose black friday sale In 1999, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that the pair did not receive a fair trial and awarded costs and expenses of to Jon Venables and to Robert Thompson. canada goose black friday sale

Canada Goose sale How long were they sentenced to? Canada Goose sale They pair was ordered to be detained at her majesty’s pleasure meaning indefinitely but in 2001, a six month review by the parole board found they were no longer a threat to public safety and they were released on life licence after serving just eight years. Canada Goose sale

Both were banned from ever returning to Liverpool and given new identities at a reported cost of James’ mother Denise believes they should have remained in jail for life and has Canada Goose Outlet tirelessly campaigned against their rights to anonymity.

(Image: Peter Powell)

Canada Goose Outlet In March 2010, Venables was recalled to prison for downloading and distributing more than 100 images of child abuse. He cheap Canada Goose was jailed for two years before being granted parole again in July 2013. Canada Goose Outlet

canada goose clearance sale Last November he was arrested and recalled to jail on suspicion of possession of images of child sex abuse canada goose clearance sale.