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Child killer Jon Venables attacked with boiling water in prison

The killer of 2-year old James Bulger in 1993 has been attacked in prison after anonymity exposed
Child killer Jon Venables is back in the limelight once again, after being scalded by boiling water in prison during a vicious attack. This attack was carried out by an alleged inmate who Venables rowed with, after revealing his former identity. Whilst prison officers reportedly diffused the situation, Venables claims that guards did nothing to protect him at first, allowing the attack to take place. Venables was one of two 10-year old child killers, charged with the abduction, torture, and murder of toddler James Bulger in February 1993 at a shopping centre in Bootle, Liverpool. At the time, the crime shocked Britain, as Venables and accomplice Robert Thompson are the UK's youngest child killers in modern history. After carrying out their sentences, both Venables and Thompson were freed on licence in 2001 and granted lifelong anonymity funded by UK taxpayers, sparking a UK debate about how to punish child killers. Return to prison Whilst the Ministry of Justice failed to comment...