Can children really be born evil? Detectives who worked on the James Bulger murder inquiry certainly believed so. They could find no other plausible explanation for the horror which unfolded at Bootle Strand shopping centre all those years ago. One moment James was at his mother's side, riding a toy giraffe and pinching a few Smarties from a Woolworth's counter. Then she turned her back, just for a split second, and he was gone. On CCTV footage which captured the moment of his abduction frame by haunting frame, we saw him being taken through the mall by a pair of shadowy silhouettes.
James Bulger killers: what happened to Jon Venables and Robert Thompson after the murder?
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In , Robert Thompson and Jon Venables abducted, tortured and murdered the toddler after leading him away from a shopping centre in Bootle, Merseyside. The child murderers were sent to a young offenders' institute, where they stayed until their release at the age of 18 in They were both given new identities on the understanding that they had been rehabilitated and did not break the law again.