Australians left indignantly after James Bulger & # 39; s killer Down Under could be sent to start a new life
Australians have talked about the possibility that the murderer of James Bulger could move Down Under to start a new life under a new name.
Jon Venables, who shocked the world by kidnapping and killing the two-year-old when he was only ten, could be sent abroad because he cost the British authorities too much to protect.
British officials are said to be tired of constantly creating new identities for the child murderer, who received lifelong anonymity after he was found guilty of murder in 1993.
Venables are likely to be sent to Canada, but Australia and New Zealand are also options.
The news has infuriated Australians who believe that the killer should not have been released in the first place, let alone admitted to another country with a new identity.
Jon Venables, the murderer of two-year-old James Bulger, would be sent abroad to start a new life and British taxpayers will pick up the bill
The move would come, because civil servants have become tired of constantly creating new identities for the child murderer who received lifelong anonymity after he was found guilty of murder at the age of 10
The news has infuriated Australians who believe that the killer would not have been released in the first place, let alone admitted to another country with a new identity
& # 39; No thanks, save it in your country! Let Australia out of the comparison, deal with your own problems and let us deal with ours, & a woman said in a comment on Facebook.
& # 39; I thought they didn't send convicts here 150 years ago, & # 39; another joked.
The idea was even criticized by a Brit who said that Venables should stay in the country and live without government protection.
& # 39; I really hope this is not true. He must stay (in the UK) and the authorities must let us know his new identity and let us treat him! How can they even start to think that this is a good thing to do. Have him stand up while those poor babies suffer here every day of their lives, & said the user.
& # 39; Why the hell can he start life again with a new identity if that poor little boy couldn't live with him? What's wrong with this society. Must be life for a life, & another person said.
Venables, now 36 years old, has been given various identities since his conviction in 1993, but is constantly ridiculed by angry members of the public.
A source told it Daily Star: & # 39; Venables costs a fortune.
& # 39; The idea is that it would be cheaper to get rid of him abroad than to keep looking. & # 39;
Many users wondered why the government would put so much effort into protecting a murderer
James Bulger was killed by Venables and Robert Thompson, both ten years old, on 12 February 1993, after the two had taken him from his mother in a shopping center in Liverpool.
Both murderers were given lifelong anonymity after they were taken into custody and Thompson has never been heard of.
Venables, on the other hand, was imprisoned twice more after admitting more than 1,000 & # 39; sickening & # 39; have child pornography, as well as a manual for pedophiles.
Both murderers were given lifelong anonymity after they were taken into custody, but Robert Thompson has never been heard of
Earlier this year it was announced that legal battles to keep his identity secret cost British taxpayers £ 65,000 (AU $ 119,450.50)
Venables lawyers received £ 8,100 (AU $ 14,885) in legal aid, while government lawyers received nearly £ 57,300 (AU $ 105,300)
James Bulger's father, Ralph, 52, has said that he will spend his life overthrowing the statement that his son's killers can remain anonymous to protect the public & # 39;
However, judges of the Supreme Court ruled against the bid because they believed it would endanger the lives of Venables.
President of the High Court family division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, said: & # 39; (Venables) is & # 39; unique infamous & # 39; and there is a strong possibility, if not a probability, that if his identity were known, he would be chased, resulting in a grave and possibly fatal consequences.
& # 39; So this is a very exceptional case and the evidence in 2019 is more than sufficient to support the conclusion that there is still a real risk of significant damage to Venables. & # 39;
Deputy Chief Commissioner Andy Cooke, National Police Leader for Protected Persons, has previously said they will move to different places in the UK and beyond.
He said: & # 39; That doesn't mean we're going to move them to Copacabana, but they'll get something to say. & # 39;
Mother of two Anna Dienne works with charity FAMS, which supports the families of children who have been murdered, and told the Daily Star: “Millions of people have been cast to protect him and yet he cannot stop himself. It must be locked up and the key is thrown away.
& # 39; The taxpayer has protected him, we are protecting him. It is despicable. & # 39;
Robin Makin, who acted on behalf of the Bulgers, claimed that authorities use the anonymity order to prevent criticism of the failure to have Venables re-offended after his release from prison.
The idea behind the lifetime anonymity order for Venables and Thompson, made by Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss, was that it would help the rehabilitation of the killers.
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