Anorak | James Bulger: 20 years on Denis Fergus is still looking for ‘justice’

James Bulger: 20 years on Denis Fergus is still looking for ‘justice’

by | 11th, February 2013

JAMES Bulger’s father has marked two decades since his young son was murdered by children with a book. In it he alludes to the remourse felt by John Venables . James Bulger’s mother, now remarried and called Denise Fergus, says she “wants justice” . As ever , what she says is broadcast in the mainstream media.

Venables and Robert Thompson, both aged 10, were convicted of killing two-year-old James in Bootle, Merseyside in 1993. They tortured him. Then they left him on a train track. The train hit him.

The tabloid angle has been clear from day one: Venables and Thompson are more guilty because they were children.

Mrs Fergus seems to have a particular hatred of Venables. In 2001, Venables was released from Red Bank secure unit in St Helens, Merseyside. In 2010, he was recalled when he pleaded guilty to downloading and distributing indecent images of children. For that, he can have no excuse. His crime only came to light when, fearing his cover had been blown, he called the police. They went to his home, where they found him trying to erase his computer’s hard drive.

Mrs Fergus marks the second decade of her son’s death by telling media:

“Do not release him. I still don’t think he’s capable of walking amongst other people. He will do someone else harm. It’s in him, and I strongly believe if he’s released he will go on to hurt someone else.”

She adds:

“Why should I let it go? They took the most precious thing away from me. I won’t let it go. And I’ve always said if there’s a fight there to be fought, then I’ll fight it for James. If I let go of that now I will feel I’ve let James down. That is something I’ll never do, I’ll never let James down. I want justice for James. He’s never had justice.”

What is the justice she craves? That life means life? Some would argue that summary justice be meted out on the killers? Fergus adds:

“I did warn [the authorities] that one of them or both of them would go on to reoffend, and I was proven right with Venables.”

Venables and Thompson are watched

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