Former Shameless actress Tina Malone is reportedly facing jail after allegedly identifying James Bulger’s killer Jon Venables online.
Venables, who is currently in prison serving a 40-month sentence for possession of over 1,200 images of child abuse as well as owning a paedophile manual, was granted lifelong anonymity when he left prison at 18 for the murder of two-year-old James Bulger when he was 10.
According to The Daily Star on Sunday, 55-year-old Tina allegedly revealed Venables’ new identity online – but had no idea it was illegal to do so.
The Liverpudlian star, who was previously an ambassador for The James Bulger Memoryial Trust, told the publication: “I didn’t have a clue it was illegal. What are you going to do – prosecute me for posting a picture?