Brid man posted pictures of Bulger killers

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A Bridlington father-of-three who posted photographs of the killers of toddler James Bulger on the internet has been given a suspended prison sentence.

Neil Harkins, 35, had posted photos on Facebook, shared more than 20,000 times, which purported to depict Jon Venables and Robert Thompson as adults, even though there was a worldwide ban on revealing their new identities.

Venables and Thompson were just 10-years-old when they abducted two-year-old James in Bootle, Merseyside before torturing and killing him in 1993.

Harkins, along with Dean Liddle, 28, of Sunderland, were given nine-month jail terms terms, suspended for 15 months, for being in contempt of court.