James Bulger killer Jon Venables ‘begs prison bosses to be allowed home for Christmas’ as he serves three years over child abuse images

JAMES Bulger’s killer has begged prison bosses to let him spend Christmas at home this year, it emerged today.

Jon Venables was jailed indefinitely after killing the two-year-old in 1993 but returned to prison last year after cops found 1,000 child abuse images at his home. Getty Jon Venables, pictured as a boy, was jailed indefinitely after killing James Bulger And according to the Daily Star Sunday , Venables has put in a request to leave prison over the festive period.

A source told the newspaper: “He will apply for Christmas leave and early parole – anything to get himself away from other inmates.”

Every inmate, including criminals serving life sentences, can apply to be free over Christmas if they are judged to have met certain criteria.

Some 1,200 prisoners, including people who have been convicted of murder, are allowed to leave on a temporary five-day licence over Christmas each year. Crime & Punishment season continues on ITV as Trevor McDonald meets Denise Fergus, the mother of James Bulger PA:Press Association Venables and Thompson were both ten when they abducted, tortured and murdered James, pictured Enterprise News and Pictures Robert Thompson, pictured as a boy, was also jailed after killing the toddler in […]

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