"It's not been reported anywhere in the UK news, but a Scouser living in Kilkenny, Ireland has claimed to be one of the infamous killers of toddler James Bulger.
Last Tuesday, Sean Walsh was given a 15-year sentence by Kilkenny Circuit Court for the attempted murder of his pregnant girlfriend and her three-year-old daughter in November 2004. He has claimed to be Robert Thompson since he was held on remand over a year ago."
David Holford has the details. More here and here.