They led the two-year-old along a canal and down a towpath before battering him with an iron bar.
They also poured paint into his eyes, stoned him and hit him with bricks before leaving him on a railway line to be hit a train.
In 2010, however, it emerged Venables, 32, was back behind bars for breaking the conditions of his release by downloading and distributing more than 100 images of child abuse, some involving victims as young as two.However, he developed drinking and drugs problems, and he compromised his identity at least twice by telling friends he was a convicted murderer.When a probation officer visited his home in Cheshire in 2010 to discuss his fears that he could be in danger, he was attempting to destroy the hard drive of his computer.The think tank Policy Exchange, which compiled the study, said the figures showed that if George Osborne wants to slash the welfare bill, he needs to target support at helping young, single parents find work.‘It is right that the government extended free childcare.However, it is also right to ask more from people to find a job.He is now back behind bars after more abuse images with discovered on his computer.Jon Venables was first released from prison in 2001, at the age of 18, and given a new identity to protect him from the risk of vigilante attacks - but he has been returned to jail twi At the time, a psychiatrist ruled that he did not pose a danger to the public and was extremely unlikely to commit any further offences.Single parenting can also result from the breakup or divorce of coupled parents who leave and choose to not co-parent, thus leaving one parent to raise and support the child on their own.Most people confuse single parenting with co-parenting.'And the sad thing is, he's probably correct.'After discovering Venables' haul of abuse images, officers also found he was using the 'well-known, well-used, dating site'.Officers were said to be 'concerned' because he was trying to access women who made no secret of having young children.