Jon Venables, pictured in 1993
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'Bulger killers' images': Two receive suspended sentences

Two men who published photographs on Twitter and Facebook said to show the killers of James Bulger have received suspended jail sentences.

Neil Harkins of East Yorkshire and Dean Liddle of Sunderland both received nine-month sentences, suspended for 15 months, for being in contempt of court.

Jon Venables and Robert Thompson were convicted of murdering two-year-old James in Merseyside in February 1993.

There is a global ban on publishing anything revealing their identities.

Ben Ando reports from the High Court in London.

  • 26 Apr 2013
  • From the section UK
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