James Bulger

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Joker: US cinema chains  will ban masks and costumes from screenings

For close to a century, newspapers have got themselves in a tizzy about the possibility that some film or other may have inspired an act of violence. (...)

The new version of Chucky, brand-named as Buddi, is an electronic plaything that connects to the other devices in a home’s ‘internet of things’

 If there were no other reason to recommend this unexpected reboot (and, for once, the film really can be so defined) then it would deserve immor(...)

If a life sentence is given to a child, they serve their detention period in Oberstown detention centre (pictured) until they are past the age of 18, after which they are moved to an adult prison. Photograph: Iain White/Fennell Photography

While a life sentence is mandatory for adults found guilty of murder, the same is not the case for those who were children, or under the age of 18 yea(...)

The Momo challenge: How could we have collectively fallen for what amounted to a viral hoax?

Allegations of demonic entities. Possessed children. Strange and powerful images imbued with a supernatural capacity. Unsupervised prepubescents playi(...)

Ely Solan plays Jon Venables as a panicked, confused child. Leon Hughes makes something colder and more devious of Robert Thompson

“I never imagined that being the most-hated man in Britain would be so time-consuming,” Vincent Lambe sighs. “I have emails piling up that I can’t get(...)

A surveillance camera shows the abduction of Jamie Bulger (2), in February 1993. Vincent Lambe’s short film Detainment, based on the abduction and its aftermath, has been nominated for an Academy Award. Photograph: BWP Media via Getty Images

In Vincent Lambe’s short film Detainment, Jon Venables, a 10-year-old boy, is about to be questioned in relation to the horrific murder of two-year-ol(...)

Jon Venables, one of the killers of toddler James Bulger in 1993, who admitted having more than 1,000 indecent images of children. Photograph: PA

One of the killers of British toddler James Bulger has been jailed for 40 months at the Old Bailey in London after he admitted having more than 1,000 (...)

Undated police handout photo of Jon Venables, one of the killers of toddler James Bulger. File photograph: PA Wire

One of toddler James Bulger’s killers has been charged over indecent images of children and his trial is to be held in private at an unnamed court, t(...)

 Members of the public lay tributes in Ferry Gate Crescent near the home of three- year-old Mikaeel Kular. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

The mother of missing boy Mikaeel Kular has been questioned by police after a child’s body was discovered miles from his home. Officers searching for(...)

 Jon Venables, then aged 10,  poses for a mugshot for British authorities in February  1993, shortly after the killing of James Bulger.  Photograph: BWP Media/Getty Images

A man who tweeted images purporting to be of toddler James Bulger’s killer Jon Venables as an adult has received a 14-month suspended jail sentence fo(...)

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