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Bulger killer online contact jailed

A paedophile who negotiated online with child killer Jon Venables has been jailed for breaching a sexual offences prevention order.

Leslie Blanchard, 53, visited dating sites and viewed adult internet pornography on three separate occasions despite an order being put in place banning him from doing so.

Earlier this year it emerged that Blanchard had been in internet contact with Venables, who was convicted of murdering toddler James Bulger.

Passing sentence, Judge Anthony Pitts said: "Unbelievably, you took the risk of being found out and accessing that material, not once, but three times."

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