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James Bulger's Mother Suffers Twitter Abuse
The mother of toddler James Bulger has been subjected to vile abuse about her son's murder on Twitter.
Denise Fergus received a series of offensive tweets to her account on Thursday evening.
The messages were written in the form of poetry from an account with the username @SirJVenables, which has since been disabled.
Merseyside Police said it was investigating the offensive tweets.
On her own Twitter account, Mrs Fergus wrote: "Here we go again, I'm not interested... #TickTock."
But other users of the microblogging site have reacted with fury at the posts.
Gingio wrote: "I hope @MerseyPolice/@metpoliceuk or someone in Police are doing something to find sicko behind @SirJVenables. Vile isn't strong enough."
FlutterbyLpool added: "Sure somebody from @MerseyPolice will be investigating this sick individual. Words fail me. @SirJVenables."
James Bulger was just two years old when he was abducted from the Strand shopping centre in Bootle, Merseyside, in February 1993.
Then schoolboys Jon Venables and Robert Thompson were convicted of his murder and given life sentences in November 1993.
In June 2001, they were both released and given new identities.
Venables was jailed again in 2010 for downloading images of child abuse.
He was given a second new identity and released last year.
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