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Jon Venables: those who tweeted his photo are charged with contempt of court

by | 26th, February 2013

THIS was predictable. Anyone who tweeted photos allegedly of James Bulger’s killer Jon Venables are being charged with contempt of court. Bulger was two when 10-year-olds Venables and Robert Thompson killed him

Anyone who knows the case and who cares about justice should not have broadcast the pictures.

A statement from the Attorney-General’s Office tells us:

“The terms of the order mean that if a picture claims to be of Venables or Thompson, even if it is not actually them, there will be a breach of the order. Providing details of the new identities of Venables and Thompson or their whereabouts is also prohibited — this order applies to material which is on the internet. There are many different images circulating online claiming to be of Venables or Thompson — potentially innocent individuals may be wrongly identified as being one of the two men and placed in danger. The order, and its enforcement, is therefore intended to protect not only Venables and Thompson but also those members of the public who have been incorrectly identified as being one of the two men.”

Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss, of the High Court Family Division, made a court order banning publication of any information which could lead to the revelation of the killers’ new identities.



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