I know it's a years old news story, but l only realised the other day how far Jon Venables and Robert Thompson walked with James Bulger from The New Strand shopping centre in Bootle. For some reason, l had always assumed that when the press were talking about the body being found on railway lines, l thought they meant the ones behind The Strand. As it turned out, they walked James quite a distance, nearly all the way to Everton's ground at the top of Stanley Park. That really brings it home how on another day, with slightly different circumstances, somebody might have intervened, or they may have got bored, and James would still be alive.
On a related note, Venables has just been released from prison (again).