Charles Bronson parole – Five wildest moments so far as UK’s most notorious lag makes freedom bid | The Sun

Charles Bronson parole – Five wildest moments so far as UK’s most notorious lag makes freedom bid | The Sun

THESE are the five wildest moments from Charles Bronson's parole so far as he makes another bid for freedom.

Britain's most notorious lag, 70, was in court on Monday hoping to finally be released after more than 50 years banged up.

He appeared at the Royal Courts Of Justice, London, via a live stream link.

Openly discussing his crimes and time inside, Bronson made shocking announcements to the panel before trying to convince them he is a changed man.

His campaign of crimes include holding 11 people hostage across nine sieges with victims being governors, doctors and even his own solicitor.

Admitting he had no remorse about taking a governor hostage, his years of placing football bets behind bars and being "born to rumble", Bronson was an open-book.


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These are the craziest things he's said so far:

'Eaten more porridge than Goldidlocks'

As his lawyer Dean Kingham argued for him to be released, violent Bronson said he need to get out because he's sick of porridge.

He was given 15 minutes to speak to the panel – but was done after eight.

He joked: "I could fill 15 hours."

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He told the panel: "First of all, it's no secret I've eaten more porridge than Goldilocks and her Three Bears, and I'm sick of it.

"I've had enough of it and I want to go home."

'Born to rumble'

On Monday morning, Bronson said: "I was born to have a rumble, I love to have a rumble.

"But I'm 70 now. It can become embarrassing. You have to grow up sooner or later."

Asked if he would "rumble" again if released, he said: "Wouldn't happen.

"There would be no more rumbles."

Describing his treatment by the prison system over the years he said: "If I was a dog I'd have had the RSPCA on my side."

'We're gonna be here all f*****g day'

The infamous Bronson told his lawyer to "crack on" and moaned "we're going to be here all day" as he was set to give evidence.

The hearing heard one of Bronson's recent prison adjudications was on April 10, 2018, at HMP Frankland when he "attempted to commit an assault against a governor" over a "withheld photo of his mother".

As he waited for further details to be read out, he said: "We're gonna be here all f*****g day, aren't we?"

He then turned to his solicitor, Mr Kingham, and said: "Crack on, Dean!"

'Nothing better than wrapping a governor up like a Christmas turkey'

Bronson told the hearing he "couldn't stop taking hostages".

He said: "I was a horrible person and I couldn't stop taking hostages.

"I went through a phase, I couldn't help taking hostages.

"I was battling against the system … it was my way of getting back.

"There's nothing better than wrapping a governor up like a Christmas turkey."

Asked about causing one of his victims – a prison governor – post-traumatic stress disorder, Bronson said: "That was 30 years ago and I've moved on from that long ago.

"Governor Adrian Wallace was an a***hole, is an a***hole and will die an a***hole."

Bronson added he had no remorse for taking Mr Wallace hostage.

'Betting for 50 years'

Bronson told his parole hearing he has been "betting for 50 years" while behind bars and won £1,500 last year.

Asked whether he was allowed to bet while behind bars, he replied: "Well, are you or ain't you?

"No-one has ever said anything to me in 50 years."

He said he was "not an addict", later adding: "I've been betting for 50 years."

Bronson then slammed the hearing saying "it's all pathetic stuff coming out" after his love for it was brought up.

The board said Bronson had tried to place a football bet through a third party.

He responded: "We all love a bet, come on."

Despite years of violence, Bronson pleaded to be released as he said he just wants to "get on with his life".

The hearing was told the prisoner was first sent to jail in 1974 at the age of 21 – and it's been his lifestyle ever since.

He spent time in solitary confinement and specialist units for his violent outbursts towards other inmates.

In 1974 he was jailed for seven years after being convicted of armed robbery – which was extended by nine months after he attacked a fellow prisoner with a glass jug.

He later attempted to strangle Gordon Robinson while at Broadmoor, before causing £250,000 worth of damage when he staged a three-day protest on a rooftop.

He was released in 1987 but soon returned a year later for intent to commit robbery.

After holding three men hostage in his cell, the Luton lad saw another seven years added to his sentence – although this was cut to five on appeal.

Following further incidents, he was finally given a life sentence after kidnapping prison teacher Phil Danielson in 1999, causing destruction to the prison.

Bronson changed his name a number of times and in August 2014, he announced he was legally changing it to Charles Salvador.

Known for being one of the UK's longest serving prisoners, the hearing will access whether he presents a danger to others.

If the risks are deemed low, there is a possibility he could be released on a life licence.

But he has been turned down repeatedly since 2002 after being deemed a threat to the public.

His hearing is only the second one to be made public ever and is taking place at the Royal Courts of Justice in London.

Bronson was the first prisoner to formally ask for a public hearing after rules changed last year in a bid to remove the secrecy around the parole process.

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His case was heard publicly for the first time on Monday and will be again today.

Friday's hearing will take place behind closed doors.

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