THE father of murdered child James Bulger has begged parole officers not to release Jon Venables, saying: “He will kill again.”
A two-day private hearing begins today to decide whether he will be released from prison.
Venables, now 41, was released in 2001 for killing two-year-old James but was recalled to prison in 2010 and 2017 for depictions of child abuse.
Parents Ralph Bulger and Denise Fergus told the parole board why they believe Venables should remain in prison – but are not allowed to attend the hearing.
That’s why Ralph called on other parents to do everything they can to keep Venables behind bars.
He said: “This is no longer just about my beautiful boy James.
“This is about every innocent little child like him who has the right to be protected from the horrors of a monster like Venables. I beg the ordinary familiesto make their voice heard today.
“I want them to say no to the release of a violent robber-murderer – make as much noise as possible and shout loud and clear that Venables must stay behind bars.”
“Get on social media and speak in your local talkand on TV, write letters, challenge your MPs – do what you can to make your voice heard.”
Venables and his pal Robert Thompson were both ten years old when they kidnapped and killed James in Liverpool in 1993.
Each spent eight years in a juvenile prison. Thompson was never re-offended.