12th of February 1993- The day Jamie Bulger was murdered.
18th of February 1993- The day of the arrest
12th February 1993- The day Jamie Bulger was murdered
On the 12th of February, Jamie Bulger (aged two) was waiting outside a store in the New Strand Shopping Centre. He was in the shopping centre accompanied by his mother, the reason why he waiting outside the store and not with his mother is still unknown and can’t be said in this report due to rumour. In another part of Liverpool near to the New Strand shopping centre, two ten year old were seen by several eye witnesses stealing paint, a troll doll, batteries and a can of paint from different stores in the area. The two boys took the short walk to the New Strand Shopping Centre, they were spotted by eye witnesses looking at children that they could use as targets.
At 3:40pm, Denise Bulger (Jamie’s mother who accompanied Jamie to the shopping centre that day) realised that Jamie had disappeared. She franticly shouted in the shop that her son was missing. At 3:42pm CCTV captured a small boy and a slightly taller boy, we now know this to be Jamie Bulger and Jon Venables, holding hands whilst walking out the New Strand Shopping Centre. Sweets and the troll doll that both Jon and Robert stole earlier were used to bribe Jamie into coming with them.
Both Jon and Robert took Jamie on a 2.5 mile walk to the Leeds Liverpool Canal where they picked Jamie up and dropped him on his head. This is when Jamie first sustained facial injuries. The boys were seen by 38 witnesses, which later came to testify against them in court, whilst they were walking across Liverpool. Jamie was crying and had a bump on his forehead, however the eye witnesses involved didn’t approach Jon and Robert assuming that Jamie was there little brother. Jon and Robert then escorted Jamie to the village of Walton, they led him up a steep banking onto Walton Train lines. This is where the