Injunction Relating to Claimed Images of Venables and Thompson Amended

A court order that is in place to prevent a person from being identified as Jon Venables or Robert Thompson has been amended, following an application from the Attorney General, Rt Hon Michael Ellis QC MP


A court order that is in place to prevent a person from being identified as Jon Venables or Robert Thompson has been amended, following an application from the Attorney General, Rt Hon Michael Ellis QC MP.


The court order, also known as ‘the Injunction’, has been amended to prohibit information shared in open court claiming to identify Jon Venables or Robert Thompson (directly or indirectly) from being published.


The Injunction applies worldwide and equally to the internet, social media, and mainstream media.


The Injunction and its enforcement protect not only Venables and Thompson but also those members of the public who have been incorrectly identified as either man.


Anyone who has posted material online which is in breach of the terms of the order should remove it immediately. Breaches of the order may be a contempt of court, which is punishable by a fine or up to two years’ imprisonment (or both).


Jon Venables and Robert Thompson - Injunction 30 March 2021 (PDF, 87.5KB, 4 pages)