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The James Bulger Case

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12 February 1993
Two-year-old James Bulger is abducted from Bootle’s Strand Shopping Centre
14 February 1993
James Bulger’s battered body is found lying on a railway track by Walton Lane Police Station
18 February 1993
Robert Thompson and Jon Venables are arrested at their homes in the Liverpool area
22 February 1993
Robert Thompson and Jon Venables appear in court charged with the abduction and murder of James Bulger
1 March 1993
James Bulger’s funeral takes place
1 November 1993
The trial takes place at Preston Crown Court
24 November 1993
The jury find Robert Thompson and Jon Venables guilty of the abduction and murder of James Bulger
22 June 2001
Having served their minimum eight-year sentence Robert Thompson and Jon Venables are released
23 July 2010
Venables is arrested and jailed for downloading and distributing indecent images of children