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Actress faces contempt proceedings over Jon Venables photo


Actress, Tina Malone, says she’s been summoned to appear at the High Court, after a social media post.

It’s believed the contempt of court proceedings relate to a retweet of a photograph alleged to be that of James Bulger’s killer, Jon Venables.

Venables and Robert Thompson were convicted of murdering the 2-year-old in 1993. They have been living under new identities since they were released in 2001.

There remains a global ban on publishing anything that would reveal their identities.

The Attorney General’s Office has confirmed the summons does relate to a social media post in 2018. A date for the High Court hearing has not yet been set.

In a statement, it continued:

“The Law Officers will review contempt of court allegations made to them, but they cannot comment on the nature of any investigations.

“The Law Officers remind everyone that an injunction is in place which prevents publication of any images or information claiming to identify anyone as Jon Venables or Robert Thompson.”

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