Crimes That Shook Britain: James Bulger

On the afternoon of Friday the 12th of February 1993, a 2 year old boy disappeared from a shopping centre in Bootle near Liverpool in Britain, the boys name is James Bulger. Despite a mass search to find the child nobody could have predicted the horrific outcome that would later be revealed. The circumstances behind James Bulgers disappearance and ultimate death were incomprehensible as it became known that he was in fact abducted by two 10 year old boys Robert Thompson and Jon Venables who later went on to murder Bulger, leaving his mutilated body on the train tracks.

The pair were arrested two days later for and found guilty on 24 November 1993, making them the youngest convicted murderers in modern English history.

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