(fashion) Jon Venables, the killer of two-year-old James Bulger, is set to begin a new life abroad in Canada in just days says inside source, as it will be cheaper for UK taxpayers than to give him a new life here.
The news comes weeks after officials were said to have hatched the plan to move the child killer abroad having grown tired of constantly creating new identities for him.
Venables, now aged 36, was granted lifelong anonymity after he was found guilty of murder aged 10.
He has been given numerous different identities since his conviction in 1993 but is continuously outed by outraged members of the public.
Jon Venables, the killer of two-year-old James Bulger, is allegedly about to be sent abroad to start a new life and UK taxpayers will pick up the bill
Now the move abroad - with the most likely location Canada - is looking imminent as insider sources telling The Daily Star that the murderer is 'being kept quietly away from the general lot of prisoners'.
The source said that the prisoner's move abroad will most likely happen during the night to avoid security risks as a 'handful of people who know who he really is and where he is'.
James Bulger was killed by Venables and Robert Thompson, both aged 10, on February 12, 1993, after the pair snatched him from his mother in a Liverpool shopping centre.
Both murderers were granted lifelong anonymity once they were released from custody and Thompson has never been heard of again.
Venables, on the other hand, has been jailed twice more after admitting to owning more than 1,000 'sickening' child porn images as well as a paedophile manual.
A source told the Daily Star: 'Venables is costing a fortune.
'The thinking is that it would be cheaper to get rid of him abroad, than keep forking out.'
Sources say Venables will most likely be sent to Canada within days, but Australia and New Zealand are also options.
The move is said to come as officials have grown tired of constantly having to