Child killer Jon Venables was injured in a prison attack after an inmate threw boiling water over him when details about his identity were "passed on" to him, The Daily Star reported.
Venables and Robert Thompson were 10 years old when they tortured and killed two-year-old James Bulger in Bootle, England in 1993.
Both were granted new identities and lifelong anonymity of their previous lives once they were freed under a license provision in 2001.
Venables is currently serving a 40-month sentence after he was found guilty this year of having 1,170 indecent images of “vulnerable” children, some of them babies.
However, the published report does not provide further details such as when the attack happened or the extent of his injury.
Venables' attacker reportedly had a “falling out” with Venables, who is now 35 years of age, and "went for him" with a pan of boiling water.
The child murderer complained that prison officers did “nothing at first” and “didn’t do enough” to protect him from the vicious attack.
A source reportedly said: "Every single person knows that he’s there.
"They’ve got a price on him. It’s not safe for him.
"They’ll end up getting him. It’s just a waste of taxpayers’ money."
Having said that, the Ministry of Justice has refused to comment on the claims of the report.
The 35-year-old murderer was incarcerated earlier this month after he admitted possessing inappropriate images of children.
The sentence came five years after he completed a two-year sentence for similar offenses.
Probation workers found a laptop behind a headboard in his bedroom which contained 1,170 files of child abuse images and videos. The laptop also contained a document called The Jazz Guide, with advice on how to abuse young kids.
It was said in court to be a "manual that teaches you how to have sex with little girls safely." Also, it featured a table outlining "a guide for f***ing young girls."
Venables also admitted to using the dark web “for quite some time” and downloading a pedophile's handbook for reference.
It was recently learned that Venables has a girlfriend in secret who knows everything about his part in the toddler's murder.
Authorities had warned the girlfriend, who wishes to remain anonymous, of Venables' evil past, but she stuck with him as their relationship grew deeper.
The Sun reported that the woman in question was also present at home when probation workers found the laptop containing the said images.
The photos and videos featured children aged between 6 and 13, but some also showed the rape of infants.
Having said that, it is unknown whether Venables secret girlfriend knew of his history before she was introduced to him under his new name.
There is no evidence or suggestion lying with the probation officers to indicate that she knew about the explosive material on his laptop.
Venables served eight years for the murder of two-year-old toddler James and was released on license in 2001.
He was recalled to prison in March 2010 for downloading and sharing more than 100 images of child abuse.
After being jailed for two more years, Venables was granted parole once again in July 2013.
In February this year, Venerables had his latest trial where his lawyer asserted that he had "held down a job and survived in the community" since his last release in 2013.
The Parole Board had concluded back then that he no longer posed a risk to children.
The court also heard that Venables was banned from any internet access but had started searching for child abuse images once again in July '17.
It was also said that he told police last year that he "needed help to understand why he did this and ensure he didn't do it again."
Toddler James Bulger was tortured and murdered by 10 year olds Venables and Robert Thompson in 1993 after they abducted him from a shopping center in Liverpool.
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