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Parliament set to debate petition over Jamie Bugler killer

Welcome: Denise Fergus
Welcome: Denise Fergus

By Dave Higgens

A petition calling for answers on why James Bulger's killer was free to commit more offences will be debated in Parliament.

James's mother Denise Fergus welcomed the decision to debate the petition, which calls for a public inquiry into his case, after the Government initially said an inquiry was not necessary.

More than 211,000 people have signed the petition, which also calls for questions to be asked about murderer Jon Venables' time in the prison system, and why experts believed he had been rehabilitated.

He and Robert Thompson were both 10 when they kidnapped, tortured and murdered two-year-old James in Liverpool 25 years ago.

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