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James Bulger's mother says Venables sentence a 'farce'

A spokesman for James Bulger's mother Denise Fergus spoke on her behalf as she left the Old Bailey after Jon Venables was jailed for 40 months. Chris Johnson, of the Justice for James Campaign, said: "On behalf of Denise I would like to say that sitting through this hearing this morning was an horrendous ordeal for Denise, having to listen to the vile and repulsive behaviour that Venables has engaged in yet again. "The length of the sentence is too short. Three years is really a farce because this is re-offending and there is a pattern to this behaviour. He added: "There should be no further collusion or attempts to cover up his offending behaviour. If re-bailed he must be kept on a very tight leash."

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