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"Further consideration" to Venables case


Jon Venables, one of the killers of toddler James Bulger, must not be "prejudged" by speculation over allegations he faces, ministers have said. Venables, now 27, is back in jail after breaching the terms of his 2001 release in which he was given a new identity.

The Sunday Mirror has alleged his recall to prison was linked to images of child abuse, but government ministers have refused to be drawn on these claims.

Justice Secretary Jack Straw comments on the anonymity of criminals.


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