Duo avoid jail after posting information said to be about James Bulger killer

Richard McKeag, 28, and Natalie Barker, 36, admitted breaching an injunction intended to prevent Venables’ identity being made public.

Lord Chief Justice Lord Burnett, sitting with Mr Justice Warby, handed McKeag a 12-month sentence, while Barker was given eight months – both suspended for two years.

There is a court order in England and Wales banning the publication of anything that reveals the identities of Venables and Robert Thompson.

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