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James Bulger: Was Justice Done?
TV Critic Hannah Sheffield reviews the controversial Channel 4 documentary The Bulger Killers: Was Justice Done?, reflecting on the infamous murder case 25 years on
In light of the broadcast on Channel 4 of the documentary reflecting on the James Bulger murder case has sparked an outrage amongst viewers. The documentary, entitled The Bulger Killers: Was Justice Done? aired on 5th February 2018, showed interviews with solicitors, journalists and prosecutors involved in the prosecution of Jon Venables and Robert Thompson, both aged 10 for brutally torturing and murdering 2-year-old James Bulger on February 12th, 1993.
“This inspired a burst of outrage on Twitter with people using the hashtag #TheBulgerKillers to voice their disgust in such empathy
“Speakers on the show tried to portray the killers as bewildered, innocent children who made a mistake
“The documentary arose following James Bulger's mother petitioning to lengthen their minimum sentences of 8 years
The Bulger Killers: Was Justice Done? is available to watch now on All 4.