Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

TV Star's Tears over Venables Court £10K

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

TV Star's Tears over Venables Court £10K

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FORMER Shameless actress Tina Malone wept as she opened up on This Morning about narrowly avoiding jail for sharing a photo on social media allegedly showing James Bulger's killer Jon Venables.

Tina, who has a five-year-old daughter Flame, says the family can no longer go to Disneyland Paris, also known as EuroDisney, after being ordered to pay £10,000 costs in the High Court for breaching an injunction and sentenced to eight months in prison, suspended for two years.

In 2001 a court order was made 'against the world' banning the publication of anything that purports to reveal the identities of killers Venables and Robert Thompson.

The pair have been living anonymously since being released from a life sentence for the kidnap, torture and murder of two-year-old James in 1993, when they were both aged 10.

"I've got to pay it back," the tearful actress told hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on the ITV chat show. …

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