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Jon Venables’ Girlfriend, A ‘Stabbing’ And A Politically Incorrect Jack Straw

WHATEVER name James Bulger’s killer Jon Venables calls himself, it will not be the name Privy Councillor Jack Straw remembers him by from now on. A lot stronger noun will spring to Jack’s lips, writes AGW.

Justice Secretary Straw has refused to reveal why Jon Venables, who was convicted at the age of 10 of the murder of two-year-old James Bulger, has been sent back to prison for unspecified breaches of the conditions of his release on a life licence, says The Guardian.

James Bulger Case in pictures

The Times, very correctly, points out this is the first time Venables has been in jail. Up to to his 2001 parole he spent eight years being rehabilitated in secure children’s’ homes.

Straw says it is not in the public interest that details of the reason Venables has been jailed for the first time should be released.

His closest political colleague Alan Johnson the Home Secretary seemed to show a testy and disagreeable attitude and and conceded the public has a right to know. Then backed off a little by saying:

“I can say nothing more than confirm that Jon Venables is back in custody. I believe the public do have a right to know and I believe they will know all the facts in due course. But I must in no way prejudice the future criminal justice proceedings.”

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Posted: 4th, March 2010 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comments (14)