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‘Gay’ Jon Venables Linked To Baby P’s Killers On Facebook

by | 10th, March 2010

JON Venables and James Bulger : Anorak’s at-a-glance look at Jon Venables in the news: The gay, Peter Achapman, Facebook killers, David Calvert and what is justice?

Jon Venables is only on one front page:

Daily Star (front page): “Venables outed on Facebook”

He’s gay? Robert Thompson is gay and lives with a man. Well, so say reports.

James Bulger Case in pictures

Can Jon Venables now be linked to Peter Chapman, the man who met Ashleigh Hall on Facebook and went on to rape and kill her?

Daily Mail (front page): “Facebook under Fire”

But surely Facebook has led to the recapture of Jon Venables? Back in the Star , then, where we learn:

A MAN has spoken of his terror after he was falsely accused of being James Bulger’s killer Jon Venables. Innocent dad David Calvert has been the victim of a sick web scam.

So, Jon Venables was not outed on Facebook. The Daily Star’s front-page headline is wrong, undone by the opening lines to its own story. Says David Calvert, who moved to Fleetwood, Lancs, in 2003, having done jail time for fraud:

“People have been turning up at my neighbours’ houses with pictures of the killers printed off the internet and saying one of them is me. Now I hear that threats are being made and I’m worried that someone will come for me or my girlfriend, or hurt my kids.

“I’m too scared to go out of the house now. I have these people saying they will get me out ‘no matter what’ and I’m terrified at what they might do.”

Maybe these idiots should read Anorak because and this might come as a shock we know where Jon Venables is. He’s in jail.

The Sun has more:

The page was called: “John Venables is David Calvert and lives in Fleetwood… kill the ****”.

By the time it was taken down yesterday, around 2,500 users had signed up, many posting insults and abuse. But the lies had also spread to other sites.

Mr Calvert is not Jon Venables. That’s a picture of Mr Calvert. But what do we know about Venables? If he lived in your street should you be concerned?

James Bulger Case in pictures

The Scotsman has more:

A PSYCHIATRIC assessment of James Bulger killer Jon Venables compiled before his release reportedly said he posed only a “trivial” risk to the public…

Venables had “come to terms” with James Bulger’s killing. The report says:

“The Jon Venables of today is a very different person to the Jon Venables aged 10. It has been a very important part of his rehabilitation so far that he has come to terms in a wholly realistic way with the awfulness of his behaviour eight years ago.”

Says the paper:

The judge who granted Venables’ anonymity has warned he could be murdered by vigilantes if his new identity is revealed.

Well, get a load of that Facebook campaign.

The Independent : “Terence Blacker: Jon Venables and a case of mob morality”

It is not truly interested in justice, fairness or security, this lust for punishment. Titillation disguised as morality, it seeks excitement in the day’s news, a real-life story of popular justice, with a conclusion – sad, perhaps even violent – that will leave a tingling sense of dramatic resolution, as in a good TV soap opera.

Curing Jon Venabels is one thing. But can he be prevented?

Times – Rowan Pelling :

In an article about midwives and “five-star labour wards” readers learn:

Imagine how transforming it would be if all vulnerable women had five-star maternity support: mothers would bond better with their babies and – simplistic but true – there would be fewer Baby Ps, fewer Jon Venables.

While we inveatigate is Venables mum got gas and air or something stronger in the birth, we are invited to talk about rehab.

James Bulger Case in pictures

The Guardian : “Not all new

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