BREAKING: Pair who shared alleged Jon Venables identity given suspended jail terms

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Richard McKeag, 28, and Natalie Barker, 36, have both been handed suspended jail terms after admitting to posting information claiming to be about Venables. 

McKeag received a 12-month sentence, while Barker was handed an eight-month sentence – both suspended for two years.

The pair admitted contempt of court after breaching an lifelong injunction designed to prevent Venables’ identity being made public.

Venables and schoolmate Robert Thompson, who murdered toddler Bulger in Liverpool in 1993, were given new identities after they were released from prison.

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